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Memorable Manitobans: Lawrence A. Walch (1880-1939)

Click to enlargeReal estate agent.

Born Minnesota, 26 January 1880, son of Reverend Adam and Julia Walch. Educated Minnesota public schools. Came to Winnipeg, 1903, and commenced career in real estate. Director, Winnipeg and Western Investments Limited. Married Emily Elliott, Winnipeg, 1905. Club and society: Commercial Travellers. Recreation: motoring. Liberal; Anglican. Address: 200 Nassau Street,Winnipeg.

Click to enlargeIn 1911, Walch was Manager of the Walch Land Company, President of the Melville Land Company, and President of the Terminal Townsites Limited, Union Bank Building, Winnipeg.

He died at Winnipeg on 25 April 1939 and was buried in 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.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 25 April 1939, page 12.

Page revised: 13 March 2009

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