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Memorable Manitobans: William H. Parr (1862-1947)


Born at Woodstock, Ontario on 11 December 1862, he came to Winnipeg in 1884 and worked as a secretary to J. A. M. Aikins. He later worked for the Massey Harris Company before forming his own real estate business under the name of W. H. Parr and Company. He served as a member of the board for Grace Church, and was also Superintendent of the Sunday School there. He was Chairman of the young men’s committee of the YMCA, President of the Winnipeg Sunday School Association, and Vice-President of the YMCA. He was an active member of the Assiniboine Lawn Bowling Club. He died at Winnipeg on 3 March 1947 and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery.


1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“W. H. Parr, pioneer, dies”, Winnipeg Free Press, 4 March 1947. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B9]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 November 2010

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