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Memorable Manitobans: James Anson Grundy (1858-1933)

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Born in Middlesex County, Ontario on 29 January 1858, he learned telegraphy while working for the Grand Trunk Railway for three years. In November 1882, he came to Winnipeg and opened a music business. In 1887, he went into partnership with his brothers, William Grundy and J. F. Grundy, in the firm of W. Grundy & Company, which 13 years later became Grundy Music Company. In December 1904, it became the Winnipeg Piano and Organ Company. In 1889, he married Jean A. Grant of London, Ontario. They had one daughter, Alberta Mildred Grundy. He was a member of the IOOF. He lived at 124 Yale Avenue from 1906 to around 1908. He died in Winnipeg on 29 September 1933.


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

Death registration for J. A. Grundy, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Crescentwood: A History by R. R. Rostecki, Crescentwood Home Owners Association, 1993.

Page revised: 26 December 2009

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