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Memorable Manitobans: John Hudson Chambers (1846-1924)

Click to enlargeManufacturer.

Born Peterborough, Ontario, 1846, son of Thomas and Emma Chambers. Educated at Peterborough. Commenced business career as manufacturer, Peterborough, 1873. Came to Winnipeg, 1882, established Paulin-Chambers Company, which sponsored a number of local sports teams, and manufactured Paulin’s Chocolate Puffs.

Married Hannah Brook, Peterborough, 1870. Society: IOOF. Recreation: motoring. Methodist. Address: 37 Kennedy Street, Winnipeg.

He died at Kitchener, Ontario on 1 December 1924. His body was returned to Winnipeg for burial in Elmwood Cemetery.


Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, edited by C. W. Parker, Vancouver: Canadian Press Association, 1911.

“Funeral Today For John H. Chambers” Newspaper clipping dated 5 December 1924. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B8]

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by J. M. Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Page revised: 3 February 2008

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