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Memorable Manitobans: William Wallace McLeod [Macleod] (1849-1912)

Post office inspector.

Born at New London, Prince Edward Island on 25 March 1849, he was educated at New London and Charlottetown. He entered the postal service in Prince Edward Island in 1866. Fifteen years later, he came to Winnipeg, serving as postal inspector from April 1881 to January 1912. Until 1905 the inspectorate covered Winnipeg to the Rockies, and later it was divided into five districts: Winnipeg, Moose Jaw, Saskatoon, Edmonton, and Calgary. He retired and was succeeded by H. H. Phinney. He died at his Winnipeg home, 47 Kingsway, on 2 November 1912.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Clements House (47 Kingway, Winnipeg)


A Political Manual of the Province of Manitoba and the North-West Territories by J. P. Robertson, Winnipeg: Call Printing Company, 1887.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Forty-six years in postal service,” Manitoba Free Press, 25 January 1912, page 22.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“W. W. Macleod, pioneer, dead,” Winnipeg Telegram, 4 November 1912. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B5]

Pioneers and Early Citizens of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Manitoba Library Association, 1971.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 September 2021

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