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Memorable Manitobans: Hannes Pétursson (1881-1961)

Real estate agent, building contractor.

Born in Iceland in April 1881, he came to Canada in 1904 and to Winnipeg in 1911. He worked as a building contractor with his brothers Olafur Pétursson and Rögnvaldur Pétursson, and as a real estate agent until retirement in 1956. He and wife Tilly (1887-?) had a daughter, ? Petursson (wife of Robert Louis Stephenson), two foster sons, and a foster daughter. The family lived at 694 Mulvey (1911) and 285 Bartlett Avenue (1961). He died at the Winnipeg General Hospital on 9 June 1961.

Some of his construction works in Manitoba included:

Building

Location

Year

Status

Alfholl Court

421 Maryland Street, Winnipeg

1910

 

Fensala Court

277 Arbuthnot Street, Winnipeg

1912

 

Acadia Apartments

590 Victor Street, Winnipeg

1913

 

Elsinore Apartments

677 Maryland Street, Winnipeg

1913

 

Tremont Apartments

694 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg

1914

Destroyed by fire (2022)

Trevere Apartments

300 Furby Street, Winnipeg

1926

 

Fairmont Apartments

52 Edmonton Street, Winnipeg

1927

 

Monterey Apartment

45 Carlton Street, Winnipeg

1928

 

Camelot Apartments

400 Assiniboine Avenue, Winnipeg

1929

 

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Bjorn Pétursson (1871-1946)

Memorable Manitobans: Olafur Pétursson (1879-1952)

Memorable Manitobans: Rögnvaldur Pétursson (1877-1940)

Sources:

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 12 June 1961, page 43.

“Early Icelandic builders in Winnipeg” by S. Aleck Thorarinson, Logberg-Heimskringla, 30 March 1967, page 5.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 February 2022

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