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Memorable Manitobans: Walter McKinley (1868-1943)

Businessman, musician.

Born in England in 1868, he came to Canada in 1898 and operated a real estate business for many years with George Soames. He also worked for a time as a grain broker. He was known for his fine tenor voice and was active in musical affairs in Winnipeg. He took leading roles with amateur comic opera producers and co-starred with well-known singers such as Mrs. Tom Verner and Madge Barett, Winnipeg. He was also active in sports and had a particular fondness for fishing. He died at Tilsonburg, Ontario in July 1943.


Winnipeg Evening Tribune, 26 July 1943, page 2.

This page was prepared by Kris Keen with additional information from Keith Jones.

Page revised: 14 June 2017

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