Memorable Manitobans: Ernest John Hutchins (c1880-1935)
Born in England around 1880, he came to Canada and worked as an artist in Winnipeg and the Canadian Rockies from 1907 to 1912. He specialized in historical images including scenes of Upper Fort Garry and Lower Fort Garry. On 24 November 1904, he married Gertrude Mable Milnes (1883-1969) at Middlesex County, England. They had five children: Lily Hutchins (?-?), John Herbert Paul “Jack” Hutchins (1907-?), Mildred Matilda Mary Hutchins (1909-?), Edna Maude Hutchins (1912-?), and Sylvia Katharine Mary Hutchins (1921-1989). He died of tuberculosis at Lincolnshire, England on 8 June 1935.
Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“Famed Winnipeg artist; plight of his widow,” Winnipeg Free Press, 16 November 1935, page 33.
England & Wales, Death Index: 1916-2005.
Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.
We thank Marilyn Baker and Pamela Scott for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 23 January 2019