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Memorable Manitobans: Richard Inglis Jones (1850-1934)

Customs broker.

Born in Lambton County, Ontario on 6 June 1850, he came to Manitoba as a member of the Owen Sound Battalion of the Wolseley Expedition. After his regiment was disbanded in 1871, he entered the federal customs service at Winnipeg. Around 1900, he left the civil service and opened his own customs brokerage firm under the name of Jones, Boxer and Company. On 22 April 1875, he married Alice Augusta Scott (1850-1926) at Sarnia, Ontario and brought her to Winnipeg where they resided for the remainders of their lives. They had no children. He was a long-time member of the AF & AM (Ionic Lodge). He died at Winnipeg on 28 December 1934 and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery.


Ontario marriage registration, Ancestry.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Mr. and Mrs. Richard Inglis Jones” Manitoba Free Press, 25 April 1925.

“Big attendance at funeral of Mrs. R. I. Jones” Manitoba Free Press, 23 December 1925. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B8]

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 29 December 1934.

“Richard I. Jones, resident of city since 1871, is dead” Winnipeg Free Press, 29 December 1934.

Page revised: 8 July 2009

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