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Memorable Manitobans: John H. Dunsheath (1873-1923)

Grain dealer.

Born at Bowmanville, Ontario on 31 May 1873, son of John and Fannie Dunsheath, he was educated at the Streetville high school. In 1891, he worked as as clerk with the Lake of the Woods Milling Company at Keewatin, Ontario. He was transferred to the firm’s Winnipeg office in 1896 and, two years later, became an accountant in the grain dealing firm of Morton and Pierson. By 1906, he was President of his own firm, Dunsheath MacMillan Company, with offices at 500 Grain Exchange, Winnipeg. In 1906, he married Ethel Isabel Banning (1882-?, daughter of W. W. Banning) at Keewatin, Ontario and they had one son, John Ward Dunsheath (1912-?). The family lived at 139 Harvard Avenue (c1911). He was a member of the Carleton Club and the Liberal party. He died of tuberculosis at the Ninette Sanatorium on 2 January 1923 and was buried in the Brookside Cemetery.


Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, edited by C. W. Parker, Vancouver: Canadian Press Association, 1911.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Grain Exchange member passes,” Winnipeg Tribune, 3 January 1923, page 1.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 June 2019

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