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Memorable Manitobans: Perry Browne (1854-?)

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Born at Parsonstown, Ireland on 20 March 1854, son of James Browne and Jennie Ringley, he was brought to Canada in 1864 by a member of the British army to live with James Palmer at Kingston, Ontario. He attended Regiopolis College, graduating around 1876. He worked at Kingston until 1882 when he came to Winnipeg, living there for three years before moving to Minnedosa and opening his own business. Three years later he became bookkeeper for the general store of P. J. McDermott at Minnedosa, rising in time to become its manager. He served as a local Justice of the Peace and other municipal positions, was honorary president of the Franklin Baseball Club, and also the Curling and Tennis Club.


The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 April 2010

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