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Memorable Manitobans: Thomas George William Bunn (1874-1944)

Farmer, municipal official.

Born in the Rural Municipality of St. Clements in November 1874, son of Thomas Bunn and Rachel Harriott (1840-1909), he was Secretary-Treasurer of the RM of St. Clements for nearly 40 years, Secretary-Treasurer of the Kitchener School District from 1900 to 1944, and Secretary-Treasurer of the Lisgar Masonic Lodge from 1917 to 1943. He was past Master of the Lisgar Lodge from 1916 and a member of the Scottish Rite. He was secretary of the Selkirk Board of Trade for two years. On 22 February 1898, he married Francis Jane Hodgson of St. Clements. They had five children: Gerald Bunn (1899-1916), Isabella Adelaide Bunn (b 1902), Maurice Edwin Thomas Bunn (b 1904), Edward Bunn (b 1911), and a daughter.

He died at Winnipeg on 26 August 1944 and was buried in the St. Clements Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 and 1911 Canada censes, Automated Genealogy.

“Thomas Bunn, of pioneer Selkirk family, dies” Winnipeg Free Press, 28 August 1944. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B9]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 May 2010

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