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Memorable Manitobans: Vere C. Brown (1868-?)

Bank executive.

Born at London, Ontario in November 1868 and educated at the London Collegiate Institute, he began his banking career as a clerk with the Huron and Erie Loan and Savings Company of London. He moved to the Canadian Bank of Commerce in 1889 where he was appointed an inspector ten years later, and chief inspector in 1904. In 1911 he was appointed superintendent of the central western branches of the bank, based at Winnipeg. In September 1920, a few months after the death of his wife, he quit the position to join the executive committee of the National City Bank at New York City.

He and wife Caroline Amy Moss (1868-1920, sister of Walter Moss) had three children: Amy Vere Brown (b 1895, Mrs. George Little), Edmund [Edward] Vere Brown (b 1900), and Caroline Vere Brown (1904-1924). An avid golfer, he won the Canadian amateur golf championship in 1899.

Sources:

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Splendid Citizen Has Passed On” Undated newspaper clipping. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B7]

“Vere Brown Quits Bank of Commerce” Manitoba Free Press, 15 September 1920, page 17.

Page revised: 16 February 2009

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