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Memorable Manitobans: James “Jimmy” Boswell (1874-1944)

Athlete, businessman.

Born at Winnipeg on 3 September 1874, son of David Boswell (1849-1925) and Mary Boswell (1846-?), he was a noted athlete, especially in bicycle racing, rugby football, and rowing. In his early years, he worked as a telegrapher for the Canadian Pacific Railway, later going into partnership with Jack McCulloch in a repair shop for bicycles, skates, and automobiles known as McCulloch and Boswell. In 1904, he was a founding member of the Winnipeg Automobile Club. He died at the Winnipeg General Hospital on 8 September 1944 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.

Sources:

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Death registration [David Boswell], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“David Boswell, pioneer resident of west, dead,” Winnipeg Tribune, 26 March 1925, page 8.

“Jimmy Boswell, veteran athlete, passes away,” Winnipeg Tribune, 8 September 1944, page 15.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 January 2019

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