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Memorable Manitobans: Joseph Henry Bossons (1859-1938)

Architect.

Born in England on 16 May 1859, he emigrated to Canada in 1879. He lived successively in Manitoba at Portage la Prairie, Swan River, and Dauphin, working as an architect at the latter place. He later moved to Vancouver, British Columbia where, on 12 March 1925, he married. He died at Burnaby on 17 November 1938.

Some of his architectural works in Manitoba:

Building

Location

Year

Status

Swan River School No. 1047

Swan River

1900

Demolished

Minitonas School No. 1102

Minitonas

1909

Demolished

Brickburn Consolidated School No. 998

Gilbert Plains

1910

Demolished

Dauphin Plains School No. 873

RM of Dauphin

1912

Demolished

Dauphin Law Courts Building

River Avenue West, Dauphin

1916

 

Makinak School No. 979

Makinak, RM of Ochre River

1918

Demolished

Sources:

“Tenders wanted,” Swan River Star, 29 March 1900, page 8.

1901 and 1911 Canada censes, Automated Genealogy.

“Tenders for public buildings, Dauphin,” Winnipeg Tribune, 21 June 1916, page 2.

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada, 1800-1950 by Robert G. Hill, Toronto.

We thank Rob McInnes amd Robert Hill for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 July 2016

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