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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.

Sources:

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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