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Memorable Manitobans: Harold Cleveland Taylor (1887-1965)

Railwayman, coin collector.

Born at Ripley, Ontario on 5 November 1887, son of John Taylor and Effie Lamont, he left home at the age of 12 years, eventually becoming employed with the Canadian Pacific Railway and rising to the position of General Transportation Superintendent. After retirement in 1952, he co-authored the book Guide Book of Canadian Coins, Paper Currency, and Tokens (1959). He was a founding member and President of the Manitoba Coin Club, and a Mason. He died suddenly at his Winnipeg home, 94 Middle Gate, and was buried in Brookside Cemetery.

His articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:

Money of the Early Days
Manitoba Pageant, Volume 4, Number 1, September 1958


Ontario birth registration, Ancestry.

“Likes money for its history”, Winnipeg Free Press, 17 September 1960, page 15.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 22 April 1965, page 14.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 October 2012

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