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Memorable Manitobans: John Howard Toynbee Falk (1881-1950)


Born at Liverpool, England on 22 July 1881, son of William George and Jessie Elizabeth Falk, he was educated at Rugby and Oxford. He apprenticed in the grain merchant firm of Ross T. Smyth & Company at Liverpool starting in 1902. He came to Winnipeg in 1908 where he worked as General Secretary of Associated Charities, located at 301 Edwin Street. On 25 May 1910, he married Olive Meredith Nicholls (1879-1960) of Winnipeg, daughter of William G. Nicholls. They had a son and three daughters. He was a member of the Royal Liverpool Golf Club and the Oxford and Cambridge Golfing Society. He died at Amherst, Massachusetts on 14 April 1950.


Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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.

Prominent People of the Province of Quebec, 1923-24, Montreal, Biographical Society of Canada, Limited, undated.

“John Howard Falk,” Winnipeg Free Press, 25 April 1950. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B10, page 142]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 December 2016

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