Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 140 years

 

Pay & Donate in the MHS Online Shop

Manitoba History No. 88
Manitoba
History

No. 88

Pakistan Lecture 2019
Pakistan
Lunch &
Lecture

MHS Fundraising Dinner
MHS
Fundraising
Dinner

MHS Multicultural Dinner 2019
2019
Multicultural
Dinner

Spring Field Trip 2019
MHS
Spring
Field Trip

War Memorials in Manitoba
War
Memorials
in Manitoba

This Old Elevator
This Old
Elevator

Abandoned Manitoba
Abandoned
Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans
Memorable
Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans: James Worswick (1878-?)

Building contractor.

Born in England in May 1878, he came to Canada in 1904 along with his wife Elizabeth and two young daughters, Gladys and Constance. They resided at Winnipeg, living at 123 Hart Avenue in Elmwood, and he worked as a building contractor, stonemason, and bricklayer in partnership with his brother George in the firm of Worswick Brothers. In 1913, they were directors of a new company, in partnership with William J. Long and Sydney Long, that developed a lime quarry near Inwood. In 1909 and 1915, he stood for election to the Winnipeg city council but was defeated both times. His whereabouts after 1916 are unknown.

Some of his building work in Manitoba included:

Building

Location

Year

Status

Norquay School (addition)

Lusted Avenue, Winnipeg

1911

Demolished (c1956)

Lord Selkirk School No. 2

Brazier Street, Winnipeg

1912-1913

Demolished (1970s)

Metallic Roofing Company Warehouse

Winnipeg Avenue, Winnipeg

1913

?

St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church

Munroe Avenue, Winnipeg

1914

?

George V School

265 Grey Street, Winnipeg

1915-1916

 

Luxton School (addition)

111 Polson Avenue, Winnipeg

1915-1916

 

Basswood Consolidated School No. 1252

Basswood, RM of Saskatchewan

1916

Demolished (?)

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Worswick House (123 Hart Avenue, Winnipeg)

Sources:

1906 and 1911 Canada censes, Automated Genealogy.

“Civic election probabilities,” Manitoba Free Press, 23 October 1909, page 15.

“$29,000 alterations to Norquay School,” Winnipeg Tribune, 26 July 1911, page 8.

“Accept Worswick tender for Lord Selkirk School,” Manitoba Free Press, 20 June 1912, page 28.

“Warehouse for Winnipeg Avenue,” Manitoba Free Press, 25 July 1913, page 4.

“Five and a quarter millions of capital,” Manitoba Free Press, 22 September 1913, page 13.

“Contract let for new church,” Manitoba Free Press, 22 July 1914, page 12.

“A public meeting,” Manitoba Free Press, 2 December 1915, page 5.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Eric De Schepper.

Page revised: 16 May 2017

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z | 2017


Send corrections and additions to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at biographies@mhs.mb.ca

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban  | Our Inspiration | Acknowledgements

Support the MHS and

Back to top of page

   


To report an error on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2019 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.