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Memorable Manitobans: Richard E. Gunn (1869-?)

Click to enlargeReal estate, financial broker.

Born at Almonte, Ontario on 2 August 1869, seventh among ten children of George and Mary E. Gunn, he was educated at public schools of Ontario. He came to Manitoba in 1875 and farmed until 1893. He worked for the Winnipeg Street Railway from 1893 to 1897, then as collector for a loan company for five years. He was Treasurer of the Western Loan Company of Winnipeg from 1902 to 1903 then established a real estate and financial firm in 1904. In 1911, Gunn was a partner in the firm of Gunn & Batten, located at 245 Notre Dame Avenue, Winnipeg. The firm was responsible for development of much of the Windsor Park residential area of Winnipeg.

In 1894, he married Colista Post at Dominion City, Manitoba. They had two sons and two daughters. He was a member of the Canadian Club, IOOF, and AOUW. His recreations included driving and baseball. Liberal; Methodist. Address: 55 Kingston Row, Winnipeg.


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.

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 May 2010

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