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Memorable Manitobans: George Gunn (1836-1899)

Farmer.

Born in Scotland in 1836, son of Robert Gunn, he came to Canada at the age of 4 years and settled in Ontario. In 1874, he settled in the Rural Municipality of Springfield. He was a director of the Agricultural Society of Springfield and a trustee of the North Plympton School District. In 1866, he married Mary Elizabeth Day (?-?) in Oxford County, Ontario. They had five children: Jane Gunn, Joanne Gunn, Ella Gunn, Richard Gunn, and May Gunn. He died at Springfield on 9 May 1899.

Sources:

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 October 2018

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