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Memorable Manitobans: Thomas Edward Meredith Banting (1858-1914)

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Thomas Edward Meredith Banting
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Farmer, grain dealer.

Born in Ontario in May 1858, a distant relative of Sir Frederick Banting, he was married to Mary A. Wallwin (1858-1941) at Simcoe, Ontario on 2 January 1884. They had three children: Charles Orbrey Banting (1884-1987), Sarah Elfleda “Elfie” Banting (1886-1989, wife of Thomas N. Blakely and Albert A. Moore), and Thomas Barker Banting (1892-?). The family came to Manitoba and established a farm at 2-8-17 in the RM of Oakland, about three miles north of Wawanesa, at what came to be known as Banting Siding on the CPR Glenboro Subdivision that passed through the property. He built a 25,000-bushel grain elevator there. He died at his home on 10 February 1914 and was buried in the Methven Cemetery.

Sources:

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Mrs. T. E. M. Banting recalls early days in Manitoba on her eightieth birthday,” Winnipeg Tribune, 28 February 1938, page 9.

Death registration [Charles Orbrey Banting], British Columbia Vital Statistics.

Obituary [Sarah Blakely-Moore], Winnipeg Free Press, 11 January 1989, page 43.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 December 2017

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