W F Luxton Obit Vancouver BC 23 May 1907
Mr. W. F. Luxton, who founded the Winnipeg Free Press in 1S72. is dead, lie crossed the border at miduight on the JOth inst. Mr. I.uxtou, when Ihe first boom visited Winnipeg, became a very rich und influential man. His word was law with the liberal politicians, for his power was great iu the party councils. Mr. Luxton was a man of very decided views and had a vigorous style of expressing them. The Free I'ress speedily became a power ami has always held a leading position in Manitoba and the northwest as an enterprising newspaper. After conducting the Free Press for more ihau twenty years, Mr. Luxton disposed of the establishment and left for St. Paul where he managed the Globe, J. J. Hill's personal organ, for several years. Latterly he was the inspector of public buildings under tlie Manitoba government. Although Although his vigorous style of writing made him some enemies he was generally very popular and succeeded during "his editorial career in assisting and laying tlie foundations of municipal institutions in the prairie province. He is survived survived by Mrs. Luxton aud a number of grown up sons aud daughters.