Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 141 years


Pay & Donate in the MHS Online Shop

Prairie History No. 1

No. 1

Fundraising Dinner 2020

Endangered Top 10
Top 10

Jens Munk at Churchill
Field Trip:

Memorable Manitobans of 2019
of 2019

War Memorials in Manitoba
in Manitoba

This Old Elevator
This Old

Abandoned Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans: Arnold Smith (1886-1940)

Business manager.

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.

He died on 12 July 1940 at his Winnipeg home, 299 Cambridge Street, and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery.


“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

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z | 2017

Send corrections and additions to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban  | Our Inspiration | Acknowledgements

Support the MHS and

Back to top of page


To report an error on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2020 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.