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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.


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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