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Memorable Manitobans: Harold Lloyd (1880-1967)


Born at London, England on 26 September 1880, he immigrated to the United States where he trained as an engineer by attended three years of night school at the Rochester Athenium and Mechanics Institute (Rochester, New York) and evening classes on bridge engineering at (Columbia University). He came to Canada in April 1913 and joined the engineering staff of the Good Roads Branch of the Manitoba government, becoming a bridge engineer in 1920. Prior to retirement in 1944, he was responsible for designing and checking several bridges that remained in use for much of the 20th century.

He was married twice, first to Eunice Ellen James (1879-1940) with whom he had four children, the three oldest of whom were born in the United States: Ralph Lloyd (1908-?), Kenneth Lloyd (1910-?), Henry Lloyd (1912-?), and Lillian Helen Lloyd (1915-?). His second wife was Mary Ellen Lloyd (1882-1970).

In 1947, he moved to Victoria, British Columbia where he died on 9 May 1967.


Birth registration [Lillian Lloyd], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Death registration [Eunice Ellen Lloyd], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1921 Canada census, Ancestry.

Death registrations, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

Pioneering in Highway Bridges for the Province of Manitoba and the Engineering Profession by George A. De Pauw, 1993.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 February 2021

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