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Memorable Manitobans: Walter Willson Scrimes (1854-?)

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Walter Willson Scrimes
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Insurance agent.

Born Kent, England, March 1854. Son of James Barnett Scrimes and Elizabeth Samson. Married Emily Barnes, 1883. Has six sons and a daughter. Was educated in Kent, England. Came to Winnipeg in 1882; engaged with the firm of Carruthers & Brock who at that time held the agency of the Hartford Fire Insurance Company; remained with them until 1894; he then became the Winnipeg agent of the Hartford Company; this agency he retains to this day, and has been associated with that firm for forty-three years. Mr. Scrimes therefore is the dean of fire insurance agents in this city. The Hartford Company is recognized as one of the largest fire insurance companies in America. Member of St. John’s Masonic Lodge. Anglican. Residence, 38 Langside Street, Winnipeg.


Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 November 2016

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