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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 (1902-?), Maurice Edwin Thomas Bunn (1904-?), Edward Bunn (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: 18 June 2020

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