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Memorable Manitobans: William P. Sweatman (1853-1941)

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William P. Sweatman
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Born on the Channel Islands on 2 April 1853, he came with his family the next year, living first at Quebec City, later Ottawa and Pembroke, and coming to Winnipeg in 1887. He worked as an accountant with the agricultural implements firm of Massey and Company, later Massey-Harris Company. He later joined the North West Canada Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York as manager. In 1878, he married Elizabeth Lyle Angus (1851-1924). They had four children: W. A. Travers Sweatman, Seymour K. Sweatman (1882-?), Arenia Lyle Sweatman (1886-?, wife of John Duncan Cameron), and Hazel Alexandria Sweatman (1888-?, wife of J. F. Blackler). He was Honorary Treasurer of the Rupert's Land Diocese at Winnipeg. He died at Toronto, Ontario on 30 November 1941.


Birth and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“W. Sweatman dies, aged 88, in Toronto,” Winnipeg Free Press, 2 December 1941, page 10.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 May 2019

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