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Memorable Manitobans: John Dick (1856-1927)

Lumber merchant.

Born on a farm near Lindsay, Ontario on 3 October 1856, son of W. R. Dick, he came to Manitoba in 1872 and settled on a farm in the Rural Municipality of Springfield. He later became associated with his father’s business of Dick & Banning, with which he continued until his retirement. He and wife Harriet Snetsinger had six sons: Selwyn Elmer Dick (1891-?), John Wendell Dick (1894-?), Clifford Allen Dick (1896-?), Norman Hubert Dick (1896-?), Victor William Dick (1897-?), and Robert L. Dick (1902-?). He was a life director of the Winnipeg General Hospital and was a Mason. He died at his Winnipeg home, 140 Harvard Avenue, on 20 April 1927 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“John Dick, 73, pioneer lumber merchant, dies,” Winnipeg Tribune, 21 April 1927, page 6.

“John Dick, pioneer of Manitoba, is dead,” newspaper clipping dated 21 April 1927. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B8]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 April 2016

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