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Memorable Manitobans: William Henry Lake (1865-1949)

Municipal official, veterinarian.

Born at Lucan, Ontario on 5 January 1865, son of Henry Lake and Mary Ann Robinson, he was educated at the Ontario Agricultural College. He came to Manitoba in 1900 and lived at Miami for seven years before relocating to Morden, where he became involved in municipal politics, serving as Mayor of Morden in 1913, and from 1923 to 1932. Active in the Conservative association of the Lisgar constituency, he worked as a veterinarian surgeon in the Morden district for more than 60 years. In 1884, he married Susan Caroline Haines at Forrest, Manitoba. On 7 April 1949, he died at the Morden Hospital and was buried in the Hillside Cemetery.


1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Dr. W. H. Lake, 84 dies at Morden,” Winnipeg Free Press, 9 April 1949. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B10, page 89]

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

This page was prepared by Sarah Ramsden.

Page revised: 4 December 2010

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