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Memorable Manitobans: John Thompson Dallas (1909-1976)

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John Thompson Dallas
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Grain merchant.

Born at Winnipeg on 21 February 1909, son of James Niven Dallas (1870-1914) and Agnes Edmiston Sommerville (1870-1939), by the late 1950s he was Executive Vice-President of the Continental Grain Company. He served as a Commissioner of the Canadian Wheat Board (1958-1960) and Chair of the Winnipeg Grain Exchange (1970-1971). On 18 July 1936, he married Ella Irene McInnes (1914-1983) at Winnipeg. They had no children. He died in early 1976 and was buried in the Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Sources:

Birth and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Dallas – McInnes bridal held in St. Stephen’s Broadway Church,” Winnipeg Tribune, 21 July 1936, page 9.

“Wheat Board job to Dallas,” Winnipeg Tribune, 11 July 1958, page 17.

Obituary [Ella I. Dallas], Winnipeg Free Press, 23 March 1983, page 32.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 July 2019

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