Memorable Manitobans: Contractors of Manitoba

This is an alphabetical listing of construction contractors who have worked in Manitoba at some point in the past, linked where available to biographies providing examples of their work.

Name begins: A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

Adams, Charles J. (1884-?)

Akins, William John (c1874-1955)

Akman, Aaron (1880-1962)

Akman, Abram “Lefty” (1912-1996)

Akman, Richard Stephen “Richie” (1953-2024)

Aldinger, Albert Henry (1877-1942)

Andrews, William Thomas (1851-1925)

Archibald, George Hughes (1877-1959)

Baert, Gerard Alphonsus “Gerry” (1906-1971)

Bailey, James Edward (1873-1946)

Baldry, George Ephraim (1883-1959)

Barker, Rupert Joshua (1874-1956)

Bears, Alfred Henry (1857-1936)

Bell, William (1863-1936)

Benjaminson, Skuli (1879-1970)

Bergman, Jon Tryggvi (1874-1941)

Birch, Clement Arthur (1888-1968)

Bird, Hubert John Allen (1889-1965)

Biron, Joseph Adolphe (1864-1938)

Bjornsson, Arni Bjorn (1901-1986)

Bockstael, Robert Theodore (1923-2017)

Bockstael, Theodore (1874-1958)

Boivin, Arthur Rivers (1878-1951)

Bonnett, Arthur John (1874-1942)

Borrowman, LeRoy Franklin (c1885-1957)

Bratton, Thomas Alfred (1868-1953)

Brown, Norman (1873-1956)

Brydon, William (1847-1930)

Brynjolfsson, Sveinn (1856-1930)

Bullock, Alfred Edward (1871-1957)

Burnett, Philip (1848-1936)

Burton, Stanley Douglas “Stan” (1925-2014)

Butterworth, Thomas (1883-1963)

Cadham, James Henry (1850-1907)

Carr, John (1859-1937)

Carter, William Henry (1874-1962)

Cass, Edward (1849-1932)

Chubb, Frederick John (1846-?)

Claydon, Ebenezer (1880-1954)

Cohen, Abraham (1876-1944)

Cohen, Reuben [Rubin] (c1865-1955)

Cope, Frederick Thomas (1862-1930)

Cross, William Wardell (1860-1939)

Davidson, Viglundur [Wiglundur] Andrjesson (1884-1938)

Davidson, William James (1879-1969)

Dolmer, John (?-?)

Donner, Benjamin (?-?)

Ducharme, Jean-Louis (1909-1970)

Ducharme, Wilfrid Joseph “Wilf” (1917-1980)

Epton, George William (1890-1952)

Fusee, Robert Hezekiah (1864-1960)

Fitzgerald, John C. (1867-?)

Fleming, William Wesley (1875-1957)

Fraser, Finlay (1879-1948)

Fraser, W. H. (1860-?)

Fulcher, Edmund (c1885-1972)

Gass, James Barton (1881-1954)

Gelley, Joseph Edmond (1830-1897)

Genser, Harry (?-?)

Girling, William Henry (1874-1941)

Girvin, John Alexander (1851-1931)

Greene, Loftus John (1846-1913)

Grey, Aaron (1865-1962)

Groff, Franklin Bricker “Frank” (1883-1943)

Guay, Joseph Lorenzo (1890-?)

Gunn, John (1850-1936)

Haldorson, Haldor (1875-1951)

Halford, George Thomas Clark (1857-1933)

Hall, Charles Wesley (1866-1945)

Hallgrimson, Lindal Josafat (1882-1968)

Halls, Frank Ernest (1872-1950)

Hanbury, John (1855-1928)

Hanbury, William (1858-1940)

Harper, William Arthur (1879-1962)

Harrington, Thomas M. (1847-1937)

Hartmier, John George (1875-1949)

Hashimoto, Hiro (1923-2000)

Hazelton & Walin

Hedges, Patrick Henry (c1883-1957)

Heilig, Abraham (c1871-1922)

Hicks, John Christie (1856-1917)

Higgens, Edwin Charles “Ted” (1882-1957)

Hill, Wilson (1852-1929)

Hinds, Frederick “Fred” (1864-1935)

Hirsh [Hirsch], Harry (1880-?)

Holmes, William James “Billy” (1871-1951)

Horner, William (1860-1916)

Irish, William Arthur (1872-1941)

Isenberg, Jacob

Iverson, Walter Hanson (1884-1952)

Jackson, Alfred (1858-1935)

Jackson, James “Jim” (1889-1961)

Jackson, John (1887-1986)

Jackson, Thomas (1862-1935)

Jamieson, Alexander (1868-1959)

Johannesson, Jonas (1863-1935)

Johannson, Asmundur Petur (1875-1953)

Johnson, Joseph (1862-1930)

Keller, Ernest (1935-2010)

Kelly, James Michel (1873-1969)

Kelly, Martin (1855-1925)

Kelly, Thomas (1855-1939)

Kitchen, Daniel “Dan” (1865-1930)

Klassen, Benjamin F. (1931-2003)

Lailey, William James “Jim” (1879-1951)

Langford, Alexander “Alex” (1887-1961)

Latimer, James Gerald (1842-1927)

Lear, Richard Henry (1861-1945)

Lee, William F. (1853-1919)

Leitch, Peter (1887-1947)

Lewiston, Theodore E. (?-?)

Lissaman, Frank Cecil (1870-1954)

Lissaman, Reginald Otto (1908-1974)

Lobel, Sigmund (1868-1950)

Lount, Frank Reade (1890-1976)

Lount, Graham Conrad (1921-2016)

Lowery, Edward (1843-1893)

Lowery, Robert Newton (1882-1962)

Lundman, Arvid (c1894-1962)

Macaw, Arthur (1880-1958)

Macdonald, Archibald (1851-1921)

MacDonald, Robert Johnstone (1875-1949)

Malcom, David (1871-1935)

Malcom, Wilbert Guy “Bert” (1895-1980)

Manser, William Thomas (1869-1958)

Matthews, James Alexander (1886-1954)

McBain, Andrew (1840-1927)

McBean, Cyrus (1848-1918)

McDiarmid, James (1855-1934)

McDiarmid, John “Jack” (1862-1943)

McQuarrie, John (1849-1929)

Metcalfe, Christopher (1867-1947)

Morrow, John James (1874-1962)

Moses, Frank (1874-?)

Moxam, William (1882-1950)

Neil, James Henry (1862-1927)

Neustaedter, Henry (1911-2008)

Norell, Axel Martin (1880-1958)

Oddson, Thorsteinn (1864-1934)

Orr, Robert (1870-1946)

Overgaard, Haakon Magnus Leonard (c1885-1974)

Pachal, Louis A. (1871-1925)

Pain, Franklin Coulson (1884-1934)

Parker, James W. (1869-?)

Paterson [Patterson], Robert Drummond (1835-1928)

Paulson, Oscar (c1891-1969)

Pearson, Nels (1887-1963)

Pétursson, Bjorn (1871-1946)

Pétursson, Rögnvaldur (1877-1940)

Pollock, Alexander (1882-1957)

Pope, George Arthur (1876-1950)

Popeski, Nathan (1884-1970)

Pullmer, Lewis (1876-1945)

Reid, James Murray (1882-1933)

Ritchie, Sinclair Balsor (1855-1933)

Roe, John Alexander (1875-1965)

Rooke, Walter Edwin (1882-1958)

Ross, Hugh (1856-1894)

Saul, John (1840-1928)

Saul, John Alexander (1861-1939)

Sawatzky, Franz Wiebe “Frank” (1904-1999)

Schioler, Knud Birch (1891-1974)

Scott, W. H. (?-?)

Seeley, David Franklin “Dave” (1943-2006)

Sharp, Charles Wallace (1852-1924)

Sharp, George Wallace (1886-1975)

Sheane, James (c1864-1961)

Shepley, Leslie Harmon (1874-1959)

Sheps, Benjamin “Ben” (c1880-1964)

Sigurdson, Randver “Andy” (1890-1963)

Sigurdsson [Sigurdson], Halldor “Dori” (c1885-1974)

Simmons, Arthur (1879-1950)

Simkin, Saul (1915-1994)

Simpson, Christopher Hickey “Chris” (1861-1928)

Smith, James W. (1843-1917)

Snider, Edward R. (1868-?)

Sparrow, Frank Allen (1878-1967)

Stirrett, George (1853-1940)

Sutherland, John (1860-1943)

Sveinsson, Johannes Maris (1875-1953)

Swanson, Anders Wilhelm “Bill” (c1912-1988)

Taubensee, John G. (1930-2009)

Taylor, Bentley (1877-1960)

Thorarinson, Metusalem Jonsson “Salli” (1888-1946)

Tremblay, Joseph Albert (1881-1938)

Tremblay, Joseph Hector (1878-1917)

Turner, Edwin John (1878-1934)

Turner, Robert Edwin “Bob” (?-1988)

Walin, H. S. (?-?)

Wallace, John James (1865-1936)

Waller, Arthur Chadwick (1870-1943)

Watson, Robert (1856-?)

Waugh, James (1860-1927)

White, Alfred Edward (1885-1955)

White, James (1861-1941)

Wilson, John Edward (1878-1956)

Wilson, Wesley Rivers (1878-1954)

Wood, Daniel David (1859-1925)

Woodward, Alexander A. (?-?)

Workman, Ernest Robert (1881-1965)

Worswick, James (1878-?)

Worthington, Roy Lyon (1871-1941)

Wright, David (1848-1917)

Wyatt, Robert Nicholas (1877-1954)

Wyndels, Firmin (c1888-1929)

Zetterlund, John (1859-1933)

Zulak, Steve (c1922-1981)

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Architects of Manitoba

Sources:

Obituary [Hiro Hashimoto], Winnipeg Free Press, 24 November 2000.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 February 2024

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