Memorable Manitobans: Arnold Smith (1886-1940)
Born at Aliwal North, South Africa on 4 September 1886 where his father was a missionary, he was educated at Elanfield College, England. He emigrated to Canada in 1906, first working for the Martin Senour Company at Montreal, where he did research on the manufacture of paint. He moved to Winnipeg when the company opened a branch there in 1910. He became Vice-President and General Manager of the International Laboratories Limited when it was formed at St. Boniface in 1919, holding the position until his death.
He was a member of the Manitoba Club, Carleton Club, Men’s Musical Club, Motor Country Club, and AF & AM (Assiniboine Lodge). He served as President of the Monarch Hockey Club and was a member of the executive of the Manitoba Amateur Hockey Association, and President of the North End Athletic Association.
“Men of Winnipeg in Diamond Jubilee Sketches,” Winnipeg Free Press, December 1934. [Winnipeg Elite Study, G. Friesen Fonds, Mss 154, Box 15, File 8, University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections]
“Arnold Smith dies Friday at age of 53,” Winnipeg Free Press, 12 July 1940, page 2.
“Death climaxes careers of many notable people in course of 1940,” Winnipeg Free Press, 1 January 1941, page 1.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 31 March 2017
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