Memorable Manitobans: John Arthur Hart (1857-1946)
Born in Perth, Ontario on 17 December 1857, son of John S. Hart and Margaret Brown, he was educated at the Perth Grammar School. He commenced a career in his father’s book store in Perth, 1874. He came to Winnipeg in 1882, becoming Manager for R. D. Richardson and Company, Stationers. He entered business on his own account in 1892, under the firm name of John A. Hart Company, located at 412 Main Street. He retired from business in 1926.
On 5 July 1892, he married Wilhelmina Falconer (?-1903) of Kingston, Ontario. They had one daughter, Jean Falconer Hart. He was a member of the Winnipeg Board of Trade.
He died at Middlechurch, Manitoba on 25 December 1946 and was buried in Old Kildonan Cemetery.
Ontario marriage registration, Ancestry.
Death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
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.
Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.
“Former bookstore owner, J. A. Hart, dies at Middlechurch”, Winnipeg Free Press, 27 December 1946, page 13.
Page revised: 21 December 2009
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