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Memorable Manitobans: William Henry Rand (1873-1947)

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Born at Chadlington, Oxfordshire, England on 26 August 1873, son of William Henry Rand and Abie Eliza Haye, he came to Canada in 1915. He was Keeper of the Manitoba Museum for many years. In 1945, he received a Bronze Medal from the Natural History Society of Manitoba for his work in the fields of ethnology and archaeology. He moved to British Columbia in 1946. He died at Cortes Island on 22 May 1947 and was buried there.

Sources:

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Tribune, 28 May 1947, page 52.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 July 2021

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