Memorable Manitobans: William Atkinson (1862-1953)
Real estate broker.
Born at Inniskillen, Ireland on 14 April 1862, son of John and Rebecca Atkinson, he was educated at Irish public schools. He came to Winnipeg in 1881 and engaged in contracting, bridge building, and farming from 1882 to 1909. At that time, he became a broker in farm lands, loans and mortgages, with an office in the McIntyre Block, Winnipeg.
On 20 June 1887, he married Christina Ann McKee (1868-1942) at Carman and they subsequently had three sons and five daughters. He was a member of the Canadian Club, Mount Royal Gun Club, W.O.W, Conservative party, and Anglican church. Address: Mount Royal.
He died at the St. Boniface Hospital on 3 November 1953 and was buried beside his wife in the Brookside Cemetery.
Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, edited by C. W. Parker, Vancouver: Canadian Press Association, 1911.
“Stonewall,” Winnipeg Tribune, 26 June 1937, page 37.
“Rosser pioneer dies, aged 74,” Winnipeg Tribune, 31 August 1942, page 3.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 6 November 1953, page 36.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 17 June 2021