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Memorable Manitobans: William Gordon Gunn (1892-?)


Born at Kildonan, Manitoba, 18 December 1892. A member of the family of one of the real pioneers of the province. Son of John H. Gunn and Margaret (Blanchard) Gunn. Father was a son of William Gunn who died in the settlement in 1860 and mother was a daughter of Senator Sutherland who died in 1899; the family came to Manitoba in 1815 from Kildonan, Sutherlandshire, Scotland; endured and survived the early struggles of the colony; they still own and occupy the original homestead. Father still lives on the old place in Kildonan; mother died in 1901. Mr. Gunn was educated at Kildonan Public School, Manitoba University. Was articled in law to J. E. Adamson (Mr. Justice) of Adamson & Lindsay, Winnipeg. Called to the Manitoba Bar, June, 1922. Joined Canadian Expeditionary Force (Strathcona Horse), February, 1916. Served in France in all engagements up to being wounded, April 1918. Member of the Masonic Fraternity. Address, Beausejour, Manitoba.


Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

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