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Memorable Manitobans: Arthur Chadwick Waller (1870-1943)

Building contractor.

Born at Cheshire, England on 20 February 1870, he came to Canada in 1886 and lived in Ontario for a time. He moved to Winnipeg around the turn of the 20th century and worked as a building contractor, alone or in partnership with others.

He was married twice, first on 11 January 1899 to Laura Ellen Dunn (1874-1909) at Orillia, Ontario. They had a daughter, Connie Waller (c1902-?). On 16 January 1911, he married Marion Maude Emily Forster (?-?) at St. Boniface and they had five children: Frank Chadwick Waller (1911-1973), Laura Marjorie Waller (?-?, wife of Orwell Henry Ray), Marion Patricia Waller (1915-?, wife of Richard Wood), Dorothy Anita Waller (1917-?, wife of Henry Thomas Montgomery), and ? Waller (?-?, wife of L. G. Symons). He was a St. Boniface city alderman (1909-1912) and a member of St. Philips's Anglican Church.

He died at his Norwood home, 100 Hillcrest Avenue, on 22 July 1943 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.

Some of his construction works in Manitoba included:

Building

Location

Year

Status

La Claire Hall Apartments

187 Garry Street, Winnipeg

1903

 

Sources:

Ontario marriage registration, Ancestry.

1901 and 1906 Canada censuses, Automated Genealogy.

“Deaths and funerals,” Manitoba Free Press, 1 January 1910, page 10.

Birth, marriage, and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1921 Canada census, Ancestry.

“A. C. Waller, pioneer builder, dies in Norwood,” Winnipeg Tribune, 23 July 1943, page 3.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 November 2021

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