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Memorable Manitobans: Theophil Theodre Wyrzykowski (1867-1949)

Pioneer.

Born at Parisville, Michigan on 12 November 1867, he later moved to Beausejour where he lived for over 50 years. After briefly working as a farmer, he began in the general store business at Beausejour where he remained for over 40 years. He also acted as counselor, banker, alderman, school trustee, Justice of the Peace (for 20 years) and Police Magistrate. He was known to trade fur and was employed as a grain buyer for several Winnipeg elevators. On 18 August 1892, he married Helen Bednarczyk (?-?) at Minneapolis. He had nine children: Kazimier, Leona, Dolan, Dominic, Elisabeth, Mary, Agnes, Frances and Dora. He died at the St. Boniface Hospital on 3 December 1949.

Sources:

1901 and 1911 Canada censuses, Automated Genealogy.

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“85-year-old Beausejour pioneer dies,” 5 December 1949. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B10, page 128]

This page was prepared by Sarah Ramsden.

Page revised: 25 December 2019

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