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Memorable Manitobans: Joseph Earley (c1880-1948)

Community activist.

Born in Ireland, a tailor by trade, he moved to Winnipeg around 1913 and became active in the Loyal Orange Order. He served as worshipful master, Sentinal L.O.D. (1913), worshipful county master, Winnipeg County L.O.L., C64, right worshipful grand marshal of the Grand Orange Lodge of Manitoba, and worshipful sir knight commander of the Royal Scarlet chapter L.O.L. He was also a member of Grace United Church. He had one son, John Thompson, and two daughters, Mrs. Eugene Kyle and Mrs. Roy A. Miller. He died on 20 August 1948 at the age of 68 and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery.


“City Orangeman, J. Earley, Dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 22 August 1948. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B10, page 26]

This page was prepared by Sarah Ramsden.

Page revised: 21 June 2010

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