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Memorable Manitobans: John Fry (1870-?)


Born at Wingham, Ontario on 5 January 1870, son of James Fry, he came with his father to Manitoba in 1879 and was educated in the public schools of Souris and Portage la Prairie. From 1882 to 1902, he worked at a succession of jobs, in a general store, in the grain business, and for the Canadian Pacific Railway, at Souris and at Brandon. He operated a grocery at Brandon from 1902 to 1903 then worked in real estate until 1903. He built a livery stable which he operated until 1905 when he sold it to devote himself to real estate and insurance. On 16 November 1897 he married Mary Louise Winter, of Ingersoll, Ontario, niece of former Brandon mayor William Winter. They had two children, Reuben James Fry and Mahala Fry.


A History of Manitoba: Its Resources and People by Prof. George Bryce, Toronto: The Canadian History Company, 1906.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 November 2008

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