Memorable Manitobans: Alan Holmes Williamson (1895-1961)
Born at Toronto, Ontario on 28 April 1895, son of John Williamson and Louise Holmes, he was educated at Hartford Collegiate and the University of Toronto. He joined the investment bankerage firm of Wood Gundy Limited in 1914, moving to the Saskatoon office in 1915, becoming manager of same the next year. He opened the Winnipeg office in 1920. He also served as Director of the Western Grain Company, Federal Grain Limited, British Columbia Packers Limited; Vice-President of the Investment Bankers’ Association of Canada (1927-1930) and President of same (1931-1932). He moved to Vancouver, British Columbia in 1938 where he continued working for Wood Gundy. On 1 January 1914, he married Agnes Kersley Scott of Sarnia, Ontario. They had one daughter, Margaret. He was a member of the Manitoba Club, St. Charles Country Club, and the AF & AM. In 1934, the family lived at 1106 Wellington Crescent, Winnipeg. He died at Vancouver on 1 July 1961 and was buried there.
“Men of Winnipeg in Diamond Jubilee Sketches,” Winnipeg Free Press, December 1934. [University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections, Winnipeg Elite Study, G. Friesen Fonds, Mss 154, Box 15, File 8]
Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.
We thank John Prins for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 25 November 2017
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