Memorable Manitobans: Joseph Edward “Joe” Deason (1875-1950)
Born at Ulveston, North Lancashire, England on 9 August 1875, son of James Deason (1843-1921) and Mary Deason (1842-1937), he came to Manitoba with his family in April 1888 and eventually came to farm 1,200 acres near Mowbray. On 8 April 1903, he married widow Eliza Jane Johnson “Lizzie” McGregor (1873-1950) and they had six children: Frederick James Deason (1904-1936), Alice Edith Deason (1906-1991, wife of Norman Irwin), Mary Margaret Deason (1910-1987, wife of R. J. Chalmers), Florence Mildred Deason (1911-1990), Kathleen May “Tally” Deason (1912-1996, wife of Adair Knight), and Josephine Jane “Jo” Deason (1916-2010, wife of Leslie Albert MacKay). He served for three years on the council of the Rural Municipality of Pembina. He was a member of the Anglican Church. He died on 14 January 1950 and was buried in the St. Mary St. Alban Anglican Cemetery.
Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.
Obituary [Mary Margaret Chalmers], Winnipeg Free Press, 17 August 1987, page 29.
Obituary [Alice Edith Irwin], Winnipeg Free Press, 15 November 1991, page 26.
Obituary [Kathleen May Knight], Winnipeg Free Press, 5 January 1996, page 32.
Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 15 December 2019
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