Walter Purkis In Winnipeg, Manitoba

Posted: July 16, 2009 in Other Ripper Research
I have been poring over historical Manitoba newspapers and have come across a few mentions of our Walter Purkis, from London, witness at the inquest of Nichols.

His address in Winnipeg was 556 Heatherington/Hetherington Avenue. The street is now called Hector Avenue. He was involved in trades union councils.

Here is what I found on him:

Winnipeg Trades Unions

Carmen, Brotherhood of Railroad, Northern Star, No. 371.

President, J.F. Larry, 583 Rosser Ave., Vice-President, F. Taylor, 366
River Ave.; Rec-Sec., H.R. Walker, 590 Kylemore Ave; Fin-Sec., J.R.
Brotheridge, 460 Carlaw Ave.; Treasurer, Walter Purkis, 556
Hetherington Ave.

Meets 2nd and 4th Monday, Unity Hall.

Source: The Voice, December 23, 1909

Winnipeg Trades Unions
Carmen, Brotherhood of Railroad, Northern Star No. 371.

President, Wm Hamill, 170 Morley Ave; Vice-President, F. Taylor, 366 River Ave.; Rec-Sec., Walter Purkis, 556 Heatherington Ave.; Fin-Sec., Geo. Olive, 44 Ellen St., Treas., W. Warral, 72 Morley Ave.; Guide, J.R. Brotheridge, 460 Carlaw; Chaplain, A. Butler, Maryon Ave.
Meets 2nd and 4th Monday Unity hall.

Source: The Voice, April 1, 1910

Winnipeg Trades Council
Delegates Composing Council

Carmen, Northern Star, No. 371 –

Thos Brady……………………………………………………….660 Corydon Ave.
J.R. Brotheridge………………………………………………..460 Carlaw Ave.
Walter Purkis……………………………………………………556 Hetherington St.

Source: The Voice, August 26, 1910

Here is his record of death for the year 1937

DETAILED DEATH INFORMATION
REGISTRATION NUMBER: 1937-004233

DECEASED DETAILS
Last Name: PURKIS
Given Names: WALTER    Sex: MALE
Date of Death: 25/01/1937    Time of Death:
PLACE OF DEATH DETAILS
 Name of Hospital:
Place of Death: WPG
USUAL RESIDENCE Address:
City, Town, Village, Rural:
Province:     Country:
MARITAL DETAILS
 Marital Status:     Surname of Husband or Maiden Name of Wife:
     First Names of Spouse:
OTHER DETAILS
 Occup./Task:
BIRTH DETAILS
 Date of Birth: 16/03/1854    Age At Death: 82    Units of age: YEARS
Place of Birth:
Province:     Country:
PARENT’S DETAILS
 FATHER’S     MOTHER’S
Last Name:     Maiden Last Name:
Given Names:     Given Names:
Place of Birth:     Place of Birth:
0
INFORMANT’S PARTICULARS
 Relationship to Deceased:
Address:
DISPOSITION DETAILS
 Disp. Type:     Burial/Disp. Date:
Place:
Address:
BURIAL PERMIT DETAILS
 Issued By:
Address:
FUNERAL DIRECTOR DETAILS
 Name:
Address:
 Date of Registration:

Source: http://vitalstats.gov.mb.ca/Query.php

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