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Memorable Manitobans: Robert Wilson (1855-1919)

Architect.

Born in Strathaven, Scotland, he came to Toronto where he resided until 1899 and then came to Winnipeg. He was employed as a supervisor of construction work in various contracting firms which erected the Union Station, Canadian Bank of Commerce on Main Street, and Childs Building. In 1915 he was appointed supervisor of construction for the new Legislative Building. He married Elizabeth McKellar (?-?) of Rothesay, Scotland and they subsequently had nine children. He died at Winnipeg on 1 February 1919.

Sources:

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Death of architect,” newspaper clipping dated 4 February 1919. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B7]

Pioneers and Early Citizens of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Manitoba Library Association, 1971.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 February 2019

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