Memorable Manitobans: Harry Patrick Naylor (1870-1945)
Born in Ontario on 17 March 1870, he worked as a bookkeeper at Chatham where he was a partner in the firm of Thomas Stone & Son (?-1904). He married Jane West “Jennie” Webb (1865-1931) and had five children: Leland Ashwell Naylor (1893-1919), Albert Enos Naylor (1895-?), Elvine Louise Naylor (1898-?), John Reginald “Jack” Naylor (1903-?), and Eril Beatrice Isabel Naylor (1904-?, wife of Norman Edward Thomas Munn).
In 1904, he moved west, took up residence at Winnipeg, and joined in partnership with Edward Bruce Nash and John H. Carson as Nash-Carson-Naylor, serving as its Secretary-Treasurer. Having settled in by 1905, he commissioned a residence for his family at 797 Broadway. In 1906, his business ventures took him to Glenboro. Around October 1906, he (as part of Cairns & Naylor) acquired the local commercial interests of John Francis Fumerton (who would later resided at Naylor House). He maintained residence in Winnipeg and Glenboro until around April 1908, when he sold his Glenboro store to J. M. Copelin and travelled western Canada as a representative of a Toronto-based brick-making machinery company.
He and his family relocated their primary residence from Glenboro back to Winnipeg around March 1909, then he entered the realty field selling land at Watrous, Saskatchewan. The following year, he founded his own realty venture of H. P. Naylor & Company Limited in August 1910 with offices in the Nanton Building. He was also President of the Berg Manufacturing Company (1908).
The family later resided at 127 Ruby Street (1921-1931) and at the Bessborough Apartments (1931), and he worked as a salesman for the Canadian Fairbanks-Morse Company (1920s) and J. I. Case Company (c1931). After the death of his first wife, he remarried to his second wife Ruth, and moved to Yorkton, Saskatchewan.
He died at Yorkton, Saskatchewan on 5 March 1945 and his body was returned to Manitoba for burial in the Elmwood Cemetery.
Marriage [John Reginald Naylor & Marjory Jean Broatch Mowat, Albert Enos Naylor & Edith Flora McDonald, Eril Beatrice Isabel Naylor & Norman Edward Thomas Munn] and death [Leland Ashwell Naylor] registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Death registrations [John Francis Fumerton], British Columbia Vital Statistics.
1901, 1906, & 1911 Canada censuses, Automated Genealogy.
1921 & 1926 Canada censuses, Library and Archives Canada.
“An important business change,” Manitoba Free Press, 22 October 1904, page 14.
“New Winnipeg departmental store,” Manitoba Free Press, 11 November 1904, page 11.
“We make our bow to the people of Winnipeg [ad],” Manitoba Free Press, 28 October 1904, page 9.
“Rapid growth of new firm,” Winnipeg Tribune, 20 July 1905, page 13.
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“To our many friends and patrons,” Glenboro Gazette, 12 October 1906, page 8.
“Cairns, Naylor, & Co.” Glenboro Gazette, 15 November 1906, page 8.
“Ward five [Mrs. Harry Naylor ...],” Barrie Examiner, 13 September 1906, page 5.
“Local and general news,” Glenboro Gazette, 1 May 1908, page 4.
“Local and general news,” Glenboro Gazette, 11 June 1908, page 1.
“Local and general news,” Glenboro Gazette, 10 September 1908, page 1.
“Prospectus - Pitt Lake Brick and Cement Company,” New Wesminster Daily News, 26 November 1908, page 3.
“What the crop did for reality,” Winnipeg Tribune, 19 December 1908, page 4.
“Local and general news,” Glenboro Gazette, 11 March 1909, page 1.
“Local and general news,” Glenboro Gazette, 25 March 1909, page 1.
“Additional locals,” Glenboro Gazette, 10 June 1909, page 5.
Death notice [Jennie Naylor], Winnipeg Free Press, 23 December 1931, page 4.
Obituary [Jennie Naylor], Winnipeg Free Press, 24 December 1931, page 4.
Death notice [Harry Patrick Naylor], Winnipeg Tribune, 7 March 1945, page 32.
Elmwood Cemetery burial transcriptions, FindAGrave.
Companies Office corporation documents (CCA 0059), 24E - The E. B. Nash Company Limited, GR6427, Archives of Manitoba.
Companies Office corporation documents (CCA 0059), 93H - H.P. Naylor and Company Limited, GR6427, Archives of Manitoba.
Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.Error processing SSI file
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