Memorable Manitobans: Egerton Whimster Marlatt (1875-1945)
Born at Portage la Prairie on 25 January 1875, son of Samuel R. Marlatt and Elizabeth Whimster (1854-1923), he attended school in Portage la Prairie then attended Manitoba College in Winnipeg, from which he received a BA degree in 1897. He then studied law and was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1900 and became associated with the law firm of Munson and Allan. Later he joined the firm of Howell, Hudson, Ormond and Marlatt. With the departure of Howell, the firm continued as Hudson, Ormond and Marlatt until 1915 when he formed a new partnership known as Marlatt, Warner and Evans.
On 22 January 1902, he married Barbara Louisa Winkler (1881-1958), daughter of Enoch Winkler, at Gretna. They had six children: Helen Mary Marlatt (1903-1994, wife of Kenelm Edward Blundell Wildman, daughter-in-law of John Edward Alfred Wildman), Victor Egerton Marlatt (1905-?), Horace Hudson Marlatt (1907-?), Roy Winkler Marlatt (1909-?), Donald Charles Marlatt (1910-?), and Isabel Marlatt (?-?).
He retired to British Columbia in 1933, returning to Winnipeg a few years before his death at his home, 221 Wellington Crescent, on 30 September 1945 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.
1901 and 1911 Canada censes, Automated Genealogy.
Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Marriage registration [Helen Mary Marlatt, Kenelur Edward Blundell Wildman], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.
“Enoch Winkler dies after long illness,” Manitoba Free Press, 2 November 1928, page 1.
“Winnipeg lawyer, E. W. Marlatt, dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 1 October 1945, page 4.
Obituary [Isabel Mooney], Winnipeg Free Press, 19 June 1963, page 28.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
We thank Tim Wildman for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 2 January 2023