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Memorable Manitobans: Contractors of Manitoba

This is an alphabetical listing of contractors who have worked in Manitoba at some point in the past, linked where available to biographies providing examples of their construction work.

Adams, Charles J. (1884-?)

Akins, William John (c1874-1955)

Akman, Aaron (1880-1962)

Aldinger, Albert Henry (1877-1942)

Baldry, George Ephraim (1883-1959)

Bell, William (1863-1936)

Benjaminson, Skuli (1879-1970)

Bergman, Jon Tryggvi (1874-1941)

Bird, Hubert John Allen (1889-1965)

Biron, Joseph Adolphe (1864-1938)

Bjornsson, Arni Bjorn (1901-1986)

Bockstael, Robert Theodore (1923-2017)

Bockstael, Theodore (1874-1958)

Bonnett, Arthur John (1874-1942)

Borrowman, LeRoy Franklin (c1885-1957)

Brydon, William (1847-1930)

Brynjolfsson, Sveinn (1856-1930)

Burnett, Philip (1848-1936)

Burton, Stanley Douglas “Stan” (1925-2014)

Butterworth, Thomas (1883-1963)

Cadham, James Henry (1850-1907)

Carr, John (1859-1937)

Carter, William Henry (1874-1962)

Cass, Edward (1849-1932)

Chubb, Frederick John (1846-?)

Claydon, Ebenezer (1880-1954)

Cohen, Abraham (1876-1944)

Cohen, Reubin [Rubin] (c1865-1955)

Cope, Frederick Thomas (1862-1930)

Cross, William Wardell (1860-1939)

Davidson, Viglundur [Wiglundur] Andrjesson (1884-1938)

Davidson, William James (1879-1969)

Dolmer, John (?-?)

Donner, Benjamin (?-?)

Fusee, Robert Hezekiah (1864-1960)

Fitzgerald, John C. (1867-?)

Fleming, William Wesley (1875-1957)

Fraser, Finlay (1879-1948)

Fraser, W. H. (1860-?)

Fulcher, Edmund (c1885-1972)

Gass, James Barton (1881-1954)

Gelley, Joseph Edmond (1830-1897)

Genser, Harry (?-?)

Girling, William Henry (1874-1941)

Girvin, John Alexander (1851-1931)

Grey, Aaron (1865-1962)

Groff, Franklin Bricker “Frank” (1883-1943)

Guay, J. L. (?-?)

Haldorson, Haldor (1875-1951)

Halford, George Thomas Clark (1857-1933)

Hall, Charles Wesley (1866-1945)

Hallgrimson, Lindal Josafat (1882-1968)

Halls, Frank Ernest (1872-1950)

Hanbury, John (1855-1928)

Harper, William Arthur (1879-1962)

Harrington, Thomas M. (1847-1937)

Hazelton & Walin

Hedges, Patrick Henry (c1883-1957)

Heilig, Abraham (c1871-1922)

Hicks, John Christie (1856-1917)

Hill, Wilson (1852-1929)

Hinds, Frederick “Fred” (1864-1935)

Hirsh [Hirsch], Harry (1880-?)

Horner, William (1860-1916)

Irish, William Arthur (1872-1941)

Isenberg, Jacob

Iverson, Walter Hanson (1884-1952)

Jackson, Alfred (1858-1935)

Jackson, Thomas (1862-1935)

Jamieson, Alexander (1868-1959)

Johannesson, Jonas (1863-1935)

Johannson, Asmundur Petur (1875-1953)

Johnson, Joseph (1862-1930)

Keller, Ernest (1935-2010)

Kelly, Martin (1855-1925)

Kelly, Thomas (1855-1939)

Kitchen, Daniel “Dan” (1865-1930)

Lailey, William James “Jim” (1879-1951)

Latimer, James Gerald (1842-1927)

Lear, Richard Henry (1861-1945)

Lee, William F. (1853-1919)

Lobel, Sigmund (1868-1950)

Lount, Frank Reade (1890-1976)

Lowery, Edward (1843-1893)

Lowery, Robert Newton (1882-1962)

Lundman, Arvid (c1894-1962)

Macdonald, Archibald (1851-1921)

Malcom, David (1871-1935)

Malcom, Wilbert Guy “Bert” (1895-1980)

Manser, William Thomas (1869-1958)

Matthews, James Alexander (1886-1954)

McBain, Andrew (1840-1927)

McBean, Cyrus (1848-1918)

McDiarmid, James (1855-1934)

McQuarrie, John (1849-1929)

Morrow, John James (1874-1962)

Moxam, William (1882-1950)

Neil, James Henry (1862-1927)

Oddson, Thorsteinn (1864-1934)

Overgaard, Haakon Magnus Leonard (c1885-1974)

Pachal, Louis A. (1871-1925)

Pain, Franklin Coulson (1884-1934)

Parker, James W. (1869-?)

Paterson [Patterson], Robert Drummond (1835-1928)

Paulson, Oscar (c1891-1969)

Pétursson, Bjorn (1871-1946)

Pétursson, Rögnvaldur (1877-1940)

Pollock, Alexander (1882-1957)

Pullmer, Lewis (1876-1945)

Ritchie, Sinclair Balsor (1855-1933)

Roe, John Alexander (1875-1965)

Rooke, Walter Edwin (1882-1958)

Ross, Hugh (1856-1894)

Saul, John (1840-1928)

Saul, John Alexander (1861-1939)

Schioler, Knud Birch (1891-1974)

Seeley, David Franklin “Dave” (1943-2006)

Sharp, Charles Wallace (1852-1924)

Sheane, James (c1864-1961)

Sheps, Benjamin “Ben” (c1880-1964)

Sigurdsson [Sigurdson], Halldor “Dori” (c1885-1974)

Simmons, Arthur (1879-1950)

Simpson, Christopher Hickey “Chris” (1861-1928)

Smith, James W. (1843-1917)

Snider, Edward R. (1868-?)

Sparrow, Frank Allen (1878-1967)

Stirrett, George (1853-1940)

Sutherland, John (1860-1943)

Sveinsson, Johannes Maris (1875-1953)

Taubensee, John G. (1930-2009)

Taylor, Bentley (1877-1960)

Thorarinson, Metusalem Jonsson “Salli” (1888-1946)

Tremblay, Joseph Albert (1881-1938)

Tremblay, Joseph Hector (1878-1917)

Turner, Edwin John (1878-1934)

Turner, Robert Edwin “Bob” (?-1988)

Walin, H. S. (?-?)

Wallace, John James (1865-1936)

Waller, Arthur Chadwick (1870-1943)

Waugh, James (1860-1927)

White, Albert E. (?-?)

White, James (1861-1941)

Wilson, John Edward (1878-1956)

Wilson, Wesley Rivers (1878-1954)

Wood, Daniel David (1859-1925)

Workman, Ernest Robert (1881-1965)

Worswick, James (1878-?)

Wright, David (1848-1917)

Wyndels, Firmin (c1888-1929)

Zetterlund, John (1859-1933)

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Architects of Manitoba

Sources:

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 January 2023

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