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Memorable Manitobans: William Courtney Wroth (1880-1954)

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William Courtney Wroth
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Municipal official.

Born in England in 1880, he came to Canada in 1901 after serving in the Boer War. He was Reeve of the Rural Municipality of Ellice from 1913 to 1939 and was active in the Union of Manitoba Municipalities, serving as its President in 1931, 1932 and 1933, the only man to hold the office for three years. He was a candidate for Birtle in the 1932, 1936, and 1941 provincial general elections but was defeated each time. He moved to England in 1945 and died there in late 1954, survived by his wife, a son and a daughter.

Sources:

Obituary, Western Municipal News, November 1954, page 318.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 June 2018

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