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Memorable Manitobans: William Henry Walsh (1885-1952)

Municipal official.

Born at Tingwick, Quebec on 12 May 1885, he came to western Canada in 1920. He was a member of the Winnipeg Grain Exchange for many years and at one time was a highway inspector for the provincial government, retiring in 1950. He and wife Anna Kathleen McElroy (c1900-2001) had two children, William Adrien Walsh and Theresa Walsh (wife of Alfred De Graeve). He was a candidate for the Macdonald riding in the 1917 federal general election, being roundly defeated by R. C. Henders. He served as Mayor of St. Boniface in 1930. He was a member of the Northwest Commercial Travellers Association and Knights of Columbus. He died at the St. Boniface Hospital on 11 July 1952 and was buried in the St. Boniface Cemetery.

Sources:

“Birthday congratulations to,” Winnipeg Free Press, 12 May 1932.

“Onetime Mayor of St. Boniface dies at 65,” Winnipeg Free Press, 11 July 1952, page 7.

“Deaths yesterday,” Brandon Sun, 12 July 1952, page 1.

Obituary [Anna Kathleen Walsh], Winnipeg Free Press, 29 March 2001, page 46.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 June 2017

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