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Memorable Manitobans: John William Horne (1855-1917)

Censor, municipal official.

Born at Pennyland, Thurso, Scotland on 12 November 1855, he came to Winnipeg in 1882. He was, for a time, Chairman of the moving picture censor board and was a member at the time of his death. He was a Winnipeg city alderman (1898-1901, 1904-1905). He died at his Winnipeg home, 280 Colony Street, on 23 October 1917. He was survived by a wife, two sons, and two daughters.

Sources:

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“John W. Horne was old time resident,” Manitoba Free Press, 25 October 1917.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 April 2020

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