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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.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Deason Family Grain Elevator (Municipality of Pembina)


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.

Obituary [Josephine MacKay], Winnipeg Free Press, 7 August 2010.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 December 2019

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