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Memorable Manitobans: Samuel H. Reynolds (c1859-1916)


He was Winnipeg’s Assistant City Engineer for seven years, supervising waterworks construction, until January 1908 when he took a position at Victoria, British Columbia. He returned to Manitoba in 1913 as Commissioner to the Greater Winnipeg Water District and was an engineer during the construction of the Shoal Lake Aqueduct. He died of a heart attack at Chicago, Illinois on 16 June 1916 and was buried at St. Catharines, Ontario. He is commemorated by the Rural Municipality of Reynolds.


“S. H. Reynolds has resigned,” Winnipeg Tribune, 17 January 1908, page 1.

“New Commissioner,” Winnipeg Tribune, 4 October 1913, page 1.

“S. H. Reynolds dies in Chicago,” Winnipeg Tribune, 17 June 1916, page 13.

“S. H. Reynolds is dead in Chicago,” Manitoba Free Press, 17 June 1916, page 1.

Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 April 2017

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