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Memorable Manitobans: Herbert H. Pigott (1857-1927)

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Herbert H. Pigott
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Born in the United States on 13 July 1857, he and his wife Mabel (1859-?) had three daughters: Mabel Lucy Pigott (1881-1962, wife of Gurlyne Joan “Gwilym” Ap Roberts), Elaine Pigott (wife of J. Selby Henderson), and Muriel Dundas Pigott (1888-?, wife of Russell Aubrey Carman). He immigrated to Canada in 1893 and arrived in Winnipeg around 1902, with his family following in 1908.

He was well-known in business circles as President of the brokerage and financial firm of H. H. Pigott & Company Limited and was the Credit Manager with the J. H. Ashdown Company until 1923. He was a charter member, President (1910-1912, 1919-1920), and Director (1919-1920) of the Canadian Credit Men’s Association. He was also President of the Winnipeg Lawn Tennis Club, Winnipeg Golf Club (1908-1913), and Chairman of the Winnipeg Golf Club Limited (1909).

In 1923, he moved to Grass Valley, California to take up fruit farming. Within four years, he moved to Florida and took up residence at St. Petersburg. There he was active in Maxinro estates and the Planzo Park Development Company prior to his death at St. Petersburg on 11 August 1927.


Marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Death registrations, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

1916 Canada census, Library and Archives Canada.

“H. H. Pigott & Co., Ltd.” Manitoba Free Press, 4 June 1902, page 36.

“Tenders - Winnipeg Golf Club Limited,” Manitoba Free Press, 16 October 1909, page 2.

“Society,” Winnipeg Tribune, 6 July 1910, page 5.

“Henderson - Pigott,” Manitoba Free Press, 21 July 1910, page 9.

“Credit Men’s meeting,” Winnipeg Tribune, 10 November 1910, page 9.

“Credit Men hold annual meeting,” Winnipeg Tribune, 21 April 1911, page 11.

“We announce the formation of a new company - H. H. Pigott & Co. Ltd.,” Winnipeg Tribune, 16 May 1912, page 5.

“Elected President of Canadian Credit Men,” Winnipeg Tribune, 29 August 1919, page 3.

“Canadian Credit Men’s Trust Association Directors,” Winnipeg Tribune, 7 April 1920, page 2.

“Ashdown’s Credit Manager turns to fruit growing,” Manitoba Free Press, 4 May 1923, page 16.

“Credit Men gather at dinner tonight,” Manitoba Free Press, 8 May 1923, page 14.

“Canadian Credit Men honor Pigott,” Winnipeg Tribune, 9 May 1923, page 17.

“H. H. Piggott, former Winnipeg man, is dead,” Manitoba Free Press, 13 August 1927, page 6.

“Credit Institute takes final form, states Paterson,” Manitoba Free Press, 21 October 1927, page 16.

“Forty years ago - July 12, 1923,” Manitoba Free Press, 12 July 1963, page 13.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 11 July 2016

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