George Walter ULLYOT (1850-1925)

Born in East Whitby Township, Ontario on 01 February 1850, he was the son of Thomas Ulyot (1819-1880) and Mary Jane Elford (1822-1900).

On 19 June 1870 in Oshawa, Ontario, he married Esther Ann Jackson (c1853-1925) and they had nine children: Frederick W. Ullyot (1870-1931), Mary Jane “Jennie” Ullyot (1872-1895, wife of Joseph Ernest Biggs), Mable Elizabeth Ullyot (1875-1931, wife of John Wesley Moore), Esther Alberta Ullyot (1878-1913, wife of James Alexander Dickson), Harold Franklin Ullyot (1884-1929), Dora Jackson Ullyot (1886-1956, married to Gordon A. McMorran), Amy Muriel Ullyot (1889-1966, married to Alfred L. Lloyd), Georgina May Ullyot (1891-1950, married to Charles A. Johnston), and Ernest Elford Ullyot (1893-1917).

Contractor, Municipal Official

He homesteaded in the vicinity of Manitou and following the arrival of the railway, he planned and supervised the construction of the town. Among the buildings he erected, in 1903-1904, was the Manitou Norman School. He served as Mayor of Manitou, in which capacity he attended the 1905 founding meeting, in Brandon, of the Union of Manitoba Municipalities.

He was a member of the AF & AM, IOOF, and the Foresters. He retired to Winnipeg in 1920.

He died suddenly at his residence, 94 Lansdowne Avenue, on 11 March 1925 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.


  • Reprinted with permission from Manitoba Historical Society and updated.
  • Birth, Marriage and Death Registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
  • Birth, Marriage and Death Registrations, Ontario Vital Statistics.
  • Cemetery Records, North Dakota, USA.
  • Obituary [Frederick W Ullyot], Winnipeg Free Press, 16 December 1931, page 20.
  • Obituary [Harold Franklin Ullyot], Manitoba Free Press, 25 March 1929, page 7.
  • Obituary [Amy Muriel Lloyd], Winnipeg Free Press, 10 October 1966, page 27.
  • Obituary [Georgina Johnston], The Province [Vancouver, BC], 29 April 1950, page 23.
  • Obituary [Ernest E. Ullyot], Manitoba Free Press, 07 December 1917, page 15.


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