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Memorable Manitobans: Cecil Maitland Twiss (1883-?)

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Cecil Maitland Twiss
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Business manager.

Born at Hamilton, Ontario on 30 August 1883, son of J. A. and Mary E. Twiss, he was educated at Hamilton then left school at the age of 15 to join his father in the contracting and building business. In 1908 he became general agent of the Manufacturers Life Insurance Company for the Brandon district, eventually rising to become manager. He was transferred to the Winnipeg office of the firm in 1910. In January 1913, The western and eastern divisions of the company were combined with a head office at Winnipeg with Twiss as manager.

On 13 June 1906, he married Minnie Ada Madder (?-?) in the RM of Elton. They had one daughter, Lillian Bernice Twiss (1907-?). He was a member of the IOOF, Brandon Commercial Club, and Methodist church.

Sources:

Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

Who's Who and Why, Volumes 6 and 7, 1915-1916, page 748.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 November 2021

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