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Memorable Manitobans: D. J. Benham (c1876-1949)


Born at Guelph, Ontario around 1876, he came to Manitoba as a young man where he was editor and publisher of the Virden Advance (1896-?). Later he joined the Manitoba Free Press as a reporter and was, for a time, City Editor. He moved to Toronto around 1914 where he worked in contracting and building. He died at his Toronto home on 29 March 1949.


“Former city editor dies,” Winnipeg Tribune, 30 March 1949, page 7.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 July 2015

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