Memorable Manitobans: William Genser (1883-1971)
Real estate agent, building contractor.
Born in Austria on 18 May 1883, son of David Genser, he came to Canada with his family around 1901. By 1906, he was a member of the Hackett Land Company in partnership with William Greenwell Hackett. Four years later, his Wm. Genser Limited had offices in the McIntyre Block. By 1913, he was working with his brother Harry Genser in the firm of Genser Brothers Construction Company. In 1926, he moved to Vancouver, British Columbia where he worked in real estate until shortly before his death, which occurred on 11 July 1971.
“Genser remanded,” Winnipeg Tribune, 14 June 1912, page 11.
“Alleged perjury case in court,” Manitoba Free Press, 22 October 1912.
Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.
Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 9 January 2022