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Memorable Manitobans: Alfred Henry Snelgrove (1870-1939)

Miller, insurance inspector.

Born at Lakefield, Ontario on 5 November 1870, he came to Winnipeg in 1891 and worked as a miller until 1897 when he went to Carman and purchase a half interest in a mill there. In 1901 he bought out his partner and became the mill's sole proprietor. He was later an inspector for the Grain Insurance Association. In 1891, he married Victoria English (1873-1930) of Lakefield, Ontario. They had five children: Olive Hazel Snelgrove (1894-1977, wife of Wilfred Gladstone Rumball, daughter-in-law of Mark C. Rumball), Heam M. Snelgrove (1895-?), Haidee Bernice Snelgrove (1898-?, wife of H. P. Oliver), Henry Alfred “Harry” Snelgrove (1900-?), and Birdie Elva Snelgrove (1904-?, wife of Ernest W. Ketchen). He remarried, on 1 April 1934, to Jessie Taylor (?-?) at Brandon. He was a member of the Masons and IOOF. He died at Winnipeg on 5 March 1939 and was buried in the Assiniboine Memorial Park Cemetery.


1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

A History of Manitoba: Its Resources and People by Prof. George Bryce, Toronto: The Canadian History Company, 1906.

“Mrs. A. H. Snelgrove buried at Memorial Cemetery,” Winnipeg Tribune, 26 May 1930, page 6.

Birth and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Darryl Toews and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 July 2019

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