Memorable Manitobans: Lawrence Adam Walch (1880-1939)
Real estate agent.
Born at Ortonville, Minnesota on 26 January 1880, son of Reverend Adam and Julia Walch, he was educated at Minnesota public schools and the Chicago Business College. He came to Winnipeg in 1903 and began working in real estate. By 1911, he was Manager of the Walch Land Company, President of the Melville Land Company, President of the Terminal Townsites Limited, and Director of the Winnipeg and Western Investments Limited.
In 1905, he married Emily Elliott (?-?) in Winnipeg. He was a member of the Commercial Travellers Association, Fort Rouge Bowling Club, Winnipeg Automobile Club, Winnipeg Hunting and Fishing Club, Motor Country Club, and Anglican church. He lived at 200 Nassau Street (1911) and 802 Grosvenor Avenue (c1915).
He died at Winnipeg on 25 April 1939 and was buried in the Riverside Cemetery.
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.
Who's Who and Why, Volumes 6 and 7, 1915-1916, page 549.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 25 April 1939, page 12.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 26 October 2021