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Memorable Manitobans: Alfred Oliver Webb (1887-1973)

Farmer, municipal official.

Born at Benston, Suffolk, England in 1887, he came to Canada in 1908, settling on a farm in the Blenheim district. On 7 December 1912, he married Ethel Maud Wady (1885-1972) of Warwickshire, England at Birtle and they had one daughter. He served as Reeve of the Rural Municipality of Birtle from 1936 to 1965, was a member of the local school board for 20 years, and was warden at the St. Alban’s Anglican Church for 25 years. He was a candidate for the Marquette constituency in the 1945 general election but was defeated by incumbent James A. Glen. In 1963, he was given a Good Citizenship Award in recognition of his community service. He died in 1973 and was buried in the Birtle Cemetery.

Sources:

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Marquette candidates: Alfred Oliver Webb,” Russell Banner, 17 May 1945, page 1.

“Good citizenship awards to 8 for achievements,” Winnipeg Free Press, 9 November 1963, page 6.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 April 2017

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