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Memorable Manitobans: Harry Barton Rose (1846-1916)

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Harry Barton Rose
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Tailor, community activist.

Born at Poole, England on 30 September 1846, he emigrated to Canada and settled in Ontario. He came to western Canada in 1871, moving to Winnipeg in 1882 where he engaged in the tailoring business. On 27 August 1872, he married Margaret “Maggie” Miller (1847-1926) of Toronto, Ontario. They had eight children: Lillian Isabella Rose (1873-?, wife of John Obed-Smith), Henry Edgar “Harry” Rose (1875-?), Margaret Alberta “Maggie” Rose (1877-?), William Barton Rose (1879-1952), Howard Cicial Rose (1881-?), Ernest Miller Rose (1884-1973), Lawrence Gordon Rose (1886-?), and Otta May Rose (1888-1975, wife of Norman Frederick Walton). In 1878, he became affiliated with the IOOF, being one of the five charter members in Manitoba, and serving as Grand Master and Grand Representative. He was also a member of the AF & AM (Ancient Landmark Lodge). He died at his Winnipeg home, 419 Stradbrook Avenue, on 8 January 1916 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.


1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“H. B. Rose died this morning,” undated newspaper clipping. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B6]

“H. B. Rose dead,” Manitoba Free Press, 10 January 1916, page 8.

Obituary [William Rose], Winnipeg Free Press, 26 November 1952, page 25.

Obituary [Ernest Miller Rose], Winnipeg Free Press, 31 March 1973, page 41.

Obituary [Otta May Walton], Winnipeg Free Press, 22 October 1975, page 43.

We thank Julia Harding for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 September 2019

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