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Memorable Manitobans: William Edward Roberts (1875-?)

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W. E. Roberts
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Born at Winnipeg on 12 June 1875, son of Edward Roberts and Catherine Roberts, he attended Carlton School until the age of 15 when he took up the study of telegraphy as an operator for the Northern Pacific Railway. He worked as an agent and relief agent for ten years, and in 1901, was transferred to the Canadian Northern Railway as train despatcher, serving until 1905 when he became chief train despatcher. In 1909, he became train master and superintendent of the Manitoba Division, at Brandon. On 30 September 1902, he married Ethel M. Thomas. He was a member of the Masons and the Brandon Club.


The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 November 2011

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