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Memorable Manitobans: Andrew James Norquay (1872-1961)

Real estate broker.

Born at Sturgeon Creek on 11 August 1872, son of John Norquay and Elizabeth Setter (1842-1933), he was educated at Parkdale public school and St. John’s College. He came to Winnipeg in 1885 and commenced a career as a real estate broker in 1902. He was a member of the AF & AM, Conservative party, and Episcopalian church, living at St. Andrews. He was a candidate in the 1915 provincial general election but was defeated by Thomas Johnson. A few months later, he enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, was commissioned as a Captain, and went overseas with the 90th Battalion. He died at Vancouver, British Columbia on 5 December 1961.

Sources:

Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, edited by C. W. Parker, Vancouver: Canadian Press Association, 1911.

“Andrew Norquay Tory candidate,” Winnipeg Tribune, 20 July 1915, page 3.

“Military notes,” Winnipeg Tribune, 8 November 1915, page 5.

Attestation papers, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.

“Norquays to attend opening,” Winnipeg Free Press, 13 December 1960, page 32.

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 22 December 1961, page 22.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 June 2018

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