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Memorable Manitobans: John Dutton (1888-1919)


Born at Grundy Centre, Iowa, in 1888, he came with his family to Sintaluta, Saskatchewan, in 1897. He was educated at St. Boniface College, a seminary at Rochester, and the Roman Catholic University at Washington, DC. He was ordained in Holy Rosary Cathedral, Washington, DC in September 1915.

Dutton served as rector of a parish in Toronto until he was appointed successor to Father Patton at St. Mary’s, the premier parish of the Archdiocese of Winnipeg and St. Boniface, December 1918.

He died in Regina on 23 January 1919.


Pioneers and Early Citizens of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Manitoba Library Association, 1971.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 November 2014

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