Walter Cocksmith Weir

7 June 1929–17 April 1985 (Age 55)
High Bluff, Portage la Prairie Rural Municipality, Manitoba, Canada

The Life of Walter Cocksmith

Walter Cocksmith Weir was born on 7 June 1929, in High Bluff, Portage la Prairie Rural Municipality, Manitoba, Canada as the son of James Dixon Weir. In 1967, at the age of 40, his occupation is listed as premier of manitoba in Manitoba, Canada. He died on 17 April 1985, in Minnedosa, Manitoba, Canada, at the age of 55.

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Walter Cocksmith Weir
Harriet Thompson

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    James Dixon Weir




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Age 53

Canada Act is passed. The United Kingdom transfers final legal powers over Canada. The country adopts its new constitution, which includes a charter of rights.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and English: topographic name for someone who lived by a dam or weir on a river. Compare Ware .2 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Mhaoir ‘son of the steward’ ( see McNair ).3 Irish: Anglicized form, based on an erroneous translation (as if from Gaelic cora ‘weir’, ‘stepping stones’), of various Gaelic names such as Ó Corra and Ó Comhraidhe ( see Corr and Curry ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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