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Memorable Manitobans: William Lyon Mackenzie (c1861-1917)

Civil engineer.

He was bridge engineer for the Canadian Northern Railway and a member of the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers. He died suddenly at his Winnipeg home, 510 Camden Place, on 6 February 1917 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery. He was survived by a wife, one son, and two daughters.


Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“W. L. Mackenzie expires suddenly,” Winnipeg Tribune, 7 February 1917, page 5.

“Wm. L. M’Kenzie is suddenly stricken,” Manitoba Free Press, 8 February 1917.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 April 2020

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