Since 1910 William H. N. Whitehead has been closely identified with the business circles of Yorkton and he enjoys the confidence and esteem. of all with whom he comes into contact. He was born in Winnipeg, the 11th of December, 1881, a son of William and Caroline (Nicholson) Whitehead. William Whitehead was for some years the owner of several drug stores in Winnipeg and was both a retailer and wholesaler. He engaged in the practice of medicine for many years. Both he and wife have passed away. In the pursuit of his education William H. N. Whitehead attended public schools of Montreal and in 1906 came west and accepted the posi- tion of bank manager of the bank of Toronto at Langenburg, Saskatche- wan, opening the branch bank in that town. He was active in capacity for some time and then for three years was engaged in the lumber business there. In 1910 he came to Yorkton and has since been in the real estate, loans and insurance business. He is an enterprising man of good principles and honest business methods, and is accorded esteem of a large circle of acquaintances, many of whom have become close friends during the period of his residence in this community. In 1920 Mr. Whitehead was married to Miss Cornelia Roosmale Nepven a native of Yorkton. Mrs. Whitehead is a woman of charming personality and she maintains an active interest in the club and social activities of Yorkton. Mr. Whitehead is essentially public-spirited and although not an office-seeker he is interested in promoting local growth, and is an active member of the Board of Trade. Fraternally he is identified with the Ancient Free & Accepted Masons of Regina and the Scottish Rite. Mr. Whitehead is a progressive business man, alive to the trend of modern development and capable of commanding and making use of opportunities. Through legitimate commercial lines he is building up his business and his success is indicative of his enterprise and determination. Mr. Whitehead served with the Victoria Rifles of Montreal before coming west. From 1908 until the outbreak of the Great war he served with the Sixteenth Light Horse. In 1914 he enlisted with the Canadian forces and went overseas with the Third Divisional Cavalry. While in France he was transferred to the Flying Corps. Upon his return to Canada after the war he organized the Sixteenth Canadian Light Horse in conjunction with Colonel S. H. Brodbrooke, holding the rank of second in command of the regiment until 1923, when he retired to the Reserve Regiment, with full rank of major. Bibliography follows:

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