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Memorable Manitobans: Edward B. Nixon (1858-1918)

Manufacturer’s agent.

He was born in England in 1858 and came to Winnipeg in the boom year of 1882. He engaged in the mercantile business first with the firm of Lyon, McKenzie and Powis, and later with the Hudson’s Bay Company as manager of the grocery department. In 1893 he went into business for himself, with stores on Main Street and Portage Avenue.

About 1910 he disposed of his retail interests and secured western agencies for large old country and eastern manufacturers. He was very prominent in local sports, being a past president of the Winnipeg Lacrosse Club, an active player with the Victoria Hockey Club, and an honorary president of many local clubs.

Nixon died at his residence in Winnipeg on 30 September 1918. He was survived by his wife and one son.

Sources:

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

Page revised: 27 December 2009

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