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Memorable Manitobans: Herbert J. Jones (1871-1966)

Grain buyer, municipal official.

Born at Goderich, Ontario on 21 May 1871, he came to Douglas in 1888 and later moved to Brandon, and in August 1900 to Elkhorn where he worked as a grain buyer for the Lake of the Woods Milling Company for 40 years, retiring in 1937. He served as an Elkhorn municipal councillor for 20 years and as Mayor of Elkhorn for several years (1912, 1914-1916, 1930-1935). He was Secretary of the Elkhorn Agricultural Society for 30 years. He was a member of the Masons and was an enthusiastic curler. He died at Elkhorn on 26 July 1966.

Sources:

Steel and Grass Roots, 1882-1982: History of Elkhorn by Elkhorn and District Historical Society, 1982.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 October 2015

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