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Memorable Manitobans: Harry Elvin “Al” Wright (1913-1996)

Grocer, municipal official.

Born at Souris, Manitoba on 7 December 1913, eldest son of H. P. Wright and Elizabeth Harrap, he opened a grocery store in Souris in 1940, operating it until retirement in 1967. During the Second World War, he served in the Canadian Army from 1943 to 1945, and spent time as an instructor at Camp Shilo. On 17 August 1939, he married Irene Annabelle McGregor of Neepawa. They had three daughters, only one of whom lived to adulthood. He served two terms as Mayor of Souris (1954-1957, and 1960-1966). He died in December 1996, five days after the death of his wife.

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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Wright House (114 Sowden Street South, Souris)

Sources:

Obituary [Irene Annabelle McGregor Wright], Winnipeg Free Press, 5 December 1996, page 42.

The People of Souris and Glenwood from the Earliest Beginnings to the Present by Souris and District Heritage Club, 2006, page 767.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 April 2012

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