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Memorable Manitobans: Heber Lionel Singleton (1881-1955)


Born at Delta, Ontario on 9 April 1881, son of W. R. and Elizabeth Singleton, he was educated at Carleton Place until the age of 16 when he apprenticed as a plumber with his father. In June 1910 he moved to Brandon where he became proprietor of the Brandon Heating and Plumbing Works, located at 110 Twelfth Street. He received contracts for such heating and plumbing work as the Empire Hotel, King George School, Souris School, Andrews Block, Burchill Block, and Reno Hotel. On 7 June 1905 he married Mary Emma Godden (1880-1931) of Carleton Place, Ontario. They had three children: William George Singleton (1908-1993), Florence Elizabeth Singleton, and Alan Heber Singleton. The family lived at 1229 Lorne Avenue, Brandon. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias, Chosen Friends, and Anglican Church. He died on 1 March 1955 and was buried in the Brandon Cemetery.


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

Obituary, Brandon Sun, 4 March 1955, page 11.

Burial transcriptions, Brandon Municipal Cemetery.

We thank Dianne Singleton for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 May 2015

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