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Memorable Manitobans: Harry William Nanton (1856-1915)

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Harry William Nanton
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Railwayman, banker.

Born in Ontario on 8 March 1856, son of Augustus Nanton and brother of Augustus M. Nanton, he was educated at Upper Canada College then worked for a time as a banker. Later he was treasurer of the Ontario and Quebec Railway and assistant for William Whyte of the Canadian Pacific Railway at Montreal. He came to Winnipeg and joined the firm of Osler, Hammond and Nanton. He was a founding member, in 1905, of the St. Charles Country Club. He died unmarried at Winnipeg on 18 April 1915 and was buried at Toronto, Ontario.


1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“H. W. Nanton dead,” Manitoba Free Press, 19 April 1915.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 October 2020

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