This index to published WEBB biographies has been compiled from a variety of published sources. Principally, it is based on various biographical dictionaries. A list of the sources cited is below. The focus is on Canadian, English-language publications only.

Many more sources have been consulted than those listed here. I have only cited those sources that actually include WEBB biographies. The handful of French-language sources that I have consulted do not include any WEBB entries.

The year specified is when the person was first listed; in the annual publications someone's biography may appear regularly for several years.

Most of these biographical sketches have been provided by the individuals concerned, so the information should be considered reasonably accurate. The amount of detail provided varies widely among the various sources, but it frequently includes the person’s date and place of birth, spouse’s name, educational attainments, work accomplishments, and social club affiliations. Sometimes parents and/or children will be listed. Portrait photographs are very occasionally included.

Additions will occasionally be made to this list as additional sources are located.

Please note that I am NOT researching any of these individuals, and so I am unable to do look-ups or provide any additional information on the persons listed here.

This document is part of the Webb Page.

Name

Year Born

Residence

Profession

Years Listed

Comments

Source

Albert Edward

1867

Toronto

Stockbroker

1901-02, 1905, 1907

Photo, no bio. details in M2; long entry in E1; very long entry in O1

E1, M2, O1

Alfred

1865

Newmarket, Ontario

Physician

1907

Includes detailed genealogy notes and photo; [d. 1931 at Toronto]

Y1

Alfred John

1889

Grandview, Manitoba

Lawyer

1925

[d. 1958 at Grandview]

P2

Alton Rayworth

-----

O'Leary, PEI

 

1961

 

S1

Alvin Henry

-----

O'Leary, PEI

 

1961

 

S1

Arthur

1871

Calgary

Merchant

1924

[d. 1953 at Calgary]

A1

Arthur

1885

New Brunswick and Saskatoon

Labourer, Fireman

2001

d. 1964 at Saskatoon

Labour / Le Travail 48 (Fall 2001) pp. 157-196

Barbara Isabella

1938

Okotoks, Alta.

Secretary, Town of Okotoks

1988

nee Grieve

A2

Brian

1951

Edmonton

Dancer, Choreographer, Educator

1998

 

B4

C. Wellington

-----

Toronto

 

1961

 

S1

Charles

1846

Danville, Que.

Mining Promoter

1895

Photo

M1

Charles William

1872

Toronto

Businessman

1917-18

Photo

W1

David Anthony

1948

Ednerby, B.C.

Physician

1981

 

B1

Don

1933

Pointe Claire, Quebec

Diving coach

2005

 

W5

Donald Irving

1920

Toronto

Accountant

1958, 1961

 

C2, S1

Douglas Edward

-----

Vancouver

Publisher

1971

Photo

B3

Edgar George

1902

Guelph, Ontario

Prof. of Agricultural Engineering

1948

Limited biographical details

W2

Elizabeth Macaw

-----

Toronto

 

1961

 

S1

Elwood S.

-----

North Bay, Ont

Engineer

1961

 

S1

Ephraim Elliott

1853

Quebec City

Bank manager

1898

[He died ca. 1903]

C1

Ernest Frank

1887

Prince Albert, Sask.

City clerk and treasurer

1924

Biographical clipping file held at Saskatoon Public Library

S2

Florence Elizabeth

1881

Halifax

Musician

1912

[See her genealogy elsewhere on this site]

C1

Fredrick Earlby

1888

Barrie, Ont.

Physician

1931-32

[d. 1966 at Minet's Point, Ontario]

P1

George

1858

Aurora, Ontario

Stationer and bookseller

1885

Limited biographical details

T1

George C.

1891

Saskatoon, Sask.

Businessman

1924

Biographical clipping file held at Saskatoon Public Library

S2

George R.

1926

Ganaoque, Que.

Merchant, Politician

1948, 1967

Federal MP (1945-1948)

C2, C4

George Thomas

1866

Toronto

Baptist Clergyman

1912, 1931-32

[d. 1952]

C1, P1

Gilbert Stanley

1885

Toronto

Businessman

1948

[d. 1963 at Victoria, B.C.]

C2

Gordon William

-----

Ottawa

 

1961

 

S1

Gordon William

1939

Prince George, B.C.

Engineer

1981

 

B1

Grant David John

1956

Smithers, B.C.

Commercial Pilot/Freelance Photographer

1992-1996

 

B1

Harris Charles Joel

[ca. 1934]

Halifax

Anglican Clergyman

1961

[He d. 2011 at Park City, Illinois.]

S1

Harris John

[1913]

Halifax

Businessman

1961

More details in later years, [He d. 1983 at Halifax]

N1

Harry

-----

Toronto

Caterer and confectioner

1885, 1884

Brother to Tom; Limited biographical details

T1, T3

Harry Agustus

1882

Winnipeg

Businessman

1917-18

Photo

W1

Harry Randall

1900

Edmonton

Prof. of Civil Engineering

1993

At the U of A, 1922-1942; see E/J September 8, 1942 for his obitruary

W6

Harry William

-----

Concord, Ont.

Accountant

1961

 

S1

Herbert Hodgson

1896

Toronto

Businessman

1948, 1961

 

C2, S1

Herbert John

1880

Westmount, Que.

Accountant

1934-35, 1936

Photo (in W1)

C2, W1

Horatio

1852

Chilliwack, B.C.

Deputy sheriff, municipal assessor and collector

1890

[d. 1936 at Sardis, B.C.] See Vancouver Province - July 11, 1936, p. 3 for his obituary.

B2

James

1846

Northfield Centre, Ont.

Methodist Clergyman

1891

Photo, [d. 1916 at St. Catherines, Ontario]

M1

James H.

1868

Westmount, Que.

Businessman

1917-18

Photo in 1927 ed.

W1

James H.

1877

Montreal

Manufacturer

1923-24, 1936

Photo (in W1)

C2, W1

James Herbert

1877

Montreal

Businessman

1929-30

Photo; longer entry in 1931-32

N1

Janet

1939

Prince George, B.C.

Dentist

1981

nee Norwood

B1

Jean Francis

[1917]

Ottawa

Physician

1961

[d. 1994 at Toronto]

S1

John

1830

Aurora, Ontario

General contractor

1885

 

T1

John

1842

Hamilton, Ontario

Mason

1981

d. 1892; he left 9 children

H1

John Ellwood

1909

Barriere, British Columbia

Retired businessman

1971

Detailed entry includes photo

B3

Judith

1940

Toronto

Broadcast Journalist

1984

Detailed entry

T2

Marian Leslie

-----

Fort Simpson, NWT

Physician

1961

 

S1

Melvin Sydney

1925

Victoria, B.C.

Pharmacist

1981

 

B1

Patrick

-----

Lethbridge, Alta.

Business Instructor at LCC

1988

No biographical details

A2

Peter John

1927

Toronto

Architect

1961, 1967-68

Photo, long entry

C2, N1, W1

Phyllis Jean

1927

Toronto; Salt Spring Island, B.C.

Writer and Poet

1971, 1999

 

C6, C5

Ralph Humphreys

1887

Winnipeg

Politician, Military Officer

1925, 1931-32

[d. 1945 at Ottawa]

P1, P2

Robert Russell

[189-?]

Waterford, N.B.

Anglican Clergyman

1961

His wife, Annie P. (Myles), is bur. Elmwood Cem., Moncton, N.B.

S1

Roderick Arthur Ennis

1910

Norwood, Ontario

Merchant and electrician

1967

Federal MP, 1959-[1968], [d. 1999]

C4

Rodney A.

1946

Toronto

Professor of Zoology, York U.

1984, 2008

b. UK

T2, B4

Roland Humphreys

[1910]

Ottawa

Military Officer

1961

[d. 1970], His fonds is held at the LAC.

S1

Rudy

[194-?]

Toronto

Singer/Actor/Producer

2002

b. Bermuda; he moved to Canada in 1960

W4

Stanley

-----

Seeley's Bay, Ontario

Physician

1961

 

S1

Stephen Dell

1940

Victoria, B.C.

Professor

1981

 

B1

Sydney H.

1865

Saskatoon, Sask.

Accountant

1924

 

S2

T. Harry

1861

Winnipeg

Accountant

1911, 1912

 

W1, W3

Terri

1950

Toronto

Real Estate

1984

 

T2

Tom

1849

Toronto

Baker and confectioner

1885, 1877

Brother to Harry; [d. 1922]; Sketch of his shop in T4

T1, T4

Vanessa

1976

Toronto

Tennis player

2005

 

W5

Wilbur R.

1884

Toronto

Architect

200-

He moved to Arizona in 1952.

B5

Wilfred Gilroy

1888

Edmonton, Alberta

Farmer and community promoter

2004

He d. 1961 at Kelowna, B.C.

N2

William

1833

Streetsville, Ontario

Businessman

1886

Very detailed biography

C3

William Freemantle

[1865]

Calgary [sic]

Anglican Clergyman

1912

[He lived at Salmon Arm, B.C., 1911-1916; he d. 1918 at Agassiz, B.C.]

C1

William Hoste

1824

Melbourne, Quebec

Lawyer and Politician

1967

Federal MP, 1867-1874; d. 1890

C4

William Philip

1927

West Vancouver, B.C.

Businessman

1981

 

B1





Sources:

A1

Alberta past and present: historical and biographical (1924)

A2

Who’s Who in Southern Alberta (1988)
[No Webb entries in the 1990 edition]

B1

British Columbia Who's Who (1981, 1992-1996)

B2

Biographical Dictionary of well-known British Columbians (1890)

B3

Who's Who in British Columbia (1931-)

B4

Biography Resource Centre (1998-)
[Online commercial database from Gale]

B5

Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada: 1800 - 1950 (200-)

C1

The Canadian men and women of the time (1st ed. 1898, 2nd ed. 1912)

C2

Canadian who's who (published annually)

C3

Cyclopaedia of Canadian Biography (1886)

C4

The Canadian Directory of Parliament: 1867-1967 (1968)

C5

Chatelaine presents Who's Who of Canadian Women (1999)

C6

Creative Canada: a biographical dictionary of Twentieth-century creative and performing artists (1971)

E1

An Encyclopaedia of Canadian biography: containing brief sketches and steel engravings of Canada's prominent men(1905)

H1

Dictionary of Hamilton Biography: Volume II (1981)

M1

The Canadian album: Men of Canada…(1891-96)

M2

Men of Canada: a portrait gallery (1901-2)

N1

National reference book on Canadian business personalities (published annually)

N2

Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie (2004)

O1

A History of Ontario: Its Resources and Development (1907)

P1

Prominent men of Canada (1931/32)-

P2

Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba (1925)

S1

Social Register of Canada (3rd ed. 1961)
Note that this source provides only very minimal biographical details.

S2

The story of Saskatchewan and its people (1924)

T1

History of Toronto and County of York, Ontario (1885)

T2

Who's Who in Toronto: a Celebration of this City (1984)

T3

Toronto: past and present (1884)

T4

Illustrated Toronto: past and present (1877)

W1

Who's who and why: a biographical dictionary of men and women of Canada (1912)-

W2

Who's Who in the Agricultural Institute of Canada (1948)

W3

Who's Who in Western Canada (1911)

W4

Who's Who in Black Canada (2002)

W5

Who's Who in Canadian Sport: Edition 4 (2005)

W6

Who's Who At the University of Alberta: 1919-1939 (1993)
Note that there are some errors in this source.

Y1

Commorative Biographical Record of the County of York, Ontario (1907)


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