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Memorable Manitobans: John Jacob Allen (1867-1959)

Musician.

Born in Manchester, England, he was educated in English choir schools and was a solo chorister at Gloucester Cathedral. In 1906 he came to Winnipeg. A double bassist, he played in many Winnipeg theatre and hotel orchestras over the years and was secretary of the Musicians Union.

Sources:

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by J. M. Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Page revised: 22 January 2008

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