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Memorable Manitobans: John W. Black (1859-?)

Hardware merchant.

He was born in Renfrew County, Ontario on 10 August 1859, son of Scottish immigrant George Black. He came to Manitoba in 1879 and settled on a homestead at Franklin the next year, which he operated for seven years. In 1886 he came to Minnedosa where he held a number of jobs until 1897 when he started a hardware business, taking in his brother James as a partner in 1902.

In 1882, he married Martha Ann Elliot of Minnedosa. He served three years on the Minnedosa council. He was a member of the AF & AM, the IOOF and the Ancient Order of United Workmen.


A History of Manitoba: Its Resources and People by Prof. George Bryce, Toronto: The Canadian History Company, 1906.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 October 2008

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