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Memorable Manitobans: William F. Whellams (1868-1910)

Commission agent.

Born in England on 22 March 1868, son of Creasey John Whellams and Charlotte Emily Sudlow (c1865-1909), he attended school until the age of 11 when his family emigrated to Canada and settled at Rapid City. He fought in the 1885 North West Rebellion as a member of the 90th Battalion. He spent some time in British Columbia then returned to Winnipeg where he joined the wholesale commission firm of F. J. Cox and Company, remaining with it for the rest of his life. On 9 June 1908, he married Fanny Hounsfield (?-?) at Winnipeg. They had one son, Raymond Francis Whellams (1910-?). He died at Kildonan on 23 October 1910 and was buried in the St. John’s Cathedral Cemetery.

Sources:

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 December 2018

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