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Memorable Manitobans: William Loree (1879-?)

Banker, farmer.

Born at Roland on 26 December 1879, he was educated at local public schools then commenced a career with the Bank of Hamilton, serving at Carman from 1898 to 1902. After spending four years at Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, he came to Winnipeg in 1907 as Western Bank Inspector, becoming Manager of the Winnipeg branch in 1910. He was a Director of the Hudson’s Bay Insurance Company (Vancouver, BC). In 1903, he married Katherine Eileen McCormick (1879-?) at Carman and they had two daughters: Mary Kathleen Loree (1904-?, wife of ? Mason) and Helen Loree (1906-?, wife of ? Parry). He was a member of the Commercial Club, AF & AM, IOOF, Knights of Pythias, and Methodist Church. In 1911, he lived at 143 Harvard Avenue, Winnipeg. By the time of the 1916 census, he was living on a farm at 13-8-5W in the RM of Grey.


“William Loree, Manager,” Winnipeg Tribune, 24 January 1910, page 5.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

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.

1921 Canada census, Ancestry.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 October 2019

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