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Memorable Manitobans: Ernest Deneweth (1896-1953)

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Ernest Deneweth
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Municipal official.

Born at Wyngene West Flanders, Belgium on 7 February 1896, he was brought to St. Boniface at the age of 15 by his uncle Florent Boone. He delivered milk and tended the delivery horses and cows of a dairy before becoming employed as a driver at the Ogilvie Flour Mill where he worked until his death. He and his wife Martha Anna Deneweth (1896-1944) had nine children. He was a Councilor for the Rural Municipality of Fort Garry (1929-1932), Fort Garry school trustee, Vice-President of the Belgian Club (26 years), and Chairman of the Fort Garry Parks Board. He died on 17 May 1953 and was buried in the Fort Garry Cemetery.

Sources:

Obituary [Martha Deneweth], Winnipeg Tribune, 25 September 1944, page 8.

Memorial [Martha Deneweth], Winnipeg Free Press, 24 September 1953, page 30.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Neil Pryce and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 July 2017

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