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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.


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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