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Memorable Manitobans: Henry Brougham “Harry” Stiles (1866-1944)

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Henry Brougham Stiles
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Clothing merchant, realtor.

Born at Mitchell, Ontario on 1 December 1866, son of Edward and Hannah Stiles, he was educated at Mitchell public schools. In 1879, he came to Winnipeg and commenced a career as a men’s clothing merchant. He was also involved in real estate transactions. He retired in 1930.

On 28 August 1895, he married Lillian Beatrice Hargreaves (1864-1929) of Winnipeg. They had no children. He was a member of the Canadian Club, YMCA, AF & AM, and First Baptist Church, and his recreations included shooting and curling.

He died at his Winnipeg home, 211 Academy Road, on 14 September 1944 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery. He is commemorated by Stiles Street in Winnipeg.


Marriage registration, 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.

Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

Death registration [Lillian Beatrice Stiles], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Deaths and funerals,” Winnipeg Tribune, 5 July 1929, page 7.

“H. B. Stiles, clothier, dies,” Winnipeg Tribune, 14 September 1944, page 3.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 December 2015

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