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Memorable Manitobans: R. Chrystal Irving (1866-?)

Inspector of Legal Offices, Parliament Building, Winnipeg.

Born Glasgow, Scotland, 13 February 1866. Educated Harrow, England. Commenced career as press reporter and accountant, London, England, 1886. Came to Canada, 1887. Inspector legal offices. Honourary treasurer, Adanac club; Past Grand Master, now Grand Recorder, Loyal Grand Lodge, AOUW of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. Wrote work on fraternal insurance, 1905, entitled: “A Self Evident Proposition”; since 1900 associated with Civil Service Lawn Bowling Club, having won in 1907 the provincial doubles, singles, and the Gerhard Heintzman Provincial Grand Challenge. Married Allie Thompson, London, England, 1887; has four sons and one daughter. He was a member of the Adanac Club and Carleton Club. Recreations: Until 1900 Winnipeg Cricket Club, played for Canada in Chicago in championship matches and International, 1900. Address: 503 Gertrude Avenue, Winnipeg.

Sources:

Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, edited by C. W. Parker, Vancouver: Canadian Press Association, 1911.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 April 2020

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