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Memorable Manitobans: James Harold Willard (1881-?)

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Born Wrentham, Massachusetts, 2 January 1881, son of Artemas and Mary B. Willard. Educated Wrentham high school. Commenced career as assistant cashier Bemis Brothers Bag Company, Boston, Massachusetts, 1900; went to San Francisco with same firm, 1903-1905; came to Winnipeg, 1906; appointed local manager of firm, 1908. Member of Canadian Manufacturers Association, Winnipeg Board of Trade. Married Jessie Louise Dwire, Winnipeg, 1906; has one daughter. Club and Society: Commercial; AF & AM. Recreations: hunting, shooting. Congregationalist. Address: 256 Nassau Street, Winnipeg.

In 1911, Willard was local manager of the Bemis Brothers Bag Company, Alexander Street, Winnipeg.


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.

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