Memorable Manitobans: Alexander “Alex” Pollock (1882-1957)
Carpenter, building contractor.
Born at Edinburgh, Scotland on 7 October 1882, he came to Winnipeg in 1904 and worked as a building contractor. During the First World War, he enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force and served overseas. Following his military discharge, he returned to Winnipeg and he continued his construction work and also established Pollock’s Hardware on Main Street.
On 18 January 1911, he married Maud Gertrude Conklin (1883-?) at Winnipeg. They had no children. He was a member of the St. John’s Curling Club (President, 1930-1931), Canukeena Club, and Niakwa Country Club. He died at the Grace Hospital on 3 November 1957 and was buried in the St. John’s Cathedral Cemetery.
Some of his construction works in Manitoba included:
Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Attestation papers, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 4 November 1957, page 7.
Locarno Apartments, 1 Roslyn Road, City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings and Resources Committee, April 2018.
We thank Rick Mutton for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 27 April 2022