Memorable Manitobans: Wallace George Stanbridge (1881-1968)
Real estate and financial agent.
Born in Sussex County, England on 12 August 1881, son of Matthew James Stanbridge and Jane Clacy, he was educated in English Board Schools. He came to Manitoba in 1902 and began a career in the fire insurance business under the firm name of Stanbridge Brothers with his brother Matthew James Stanbridge. Two years later, he began the real estate business of Stanbridge, McKee & Company, changing its name to the Stanbridge Realty Company in 1906. He also had a business interest in the Golden West Realty Company and the Suburban Realty Company. On 29 April 1908, he married Samantha Matilda “Annie” Parker (1873-1963) of Winnipeg and they had two children: Olivia Mae Stanbridge (1909-1997, wife of A. E. Hills) and George Parker Stanbridge (1910-2000). He was a member of the Liberal party and Congregationalist church. In 1911, he lived at 250 Morley Avenue, Winnipeg. Around 1938, he established a farm in the vicinity of Grosse Isle. He died at Stonewall on 28 February 1968 and was buried in the Grassmere Cemetery.
Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, edited by C. W. Parker, Vancouver: Canadian Press Association, 1911.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 2 March 1968, page 30.
We thank Isobel Hills Tamney and Patricia Bobko for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 12 May 2020
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