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Memorable Manitobans: Stanley Neville Kennedy Jones (1893-1981)

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Stanley Neville Kennedy Jones
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Grain broker.

Born at Roland on 20 February 1893, son of David Wesley Jones and Barbara Jane Lowe, he educated at Roland School. He worked with the Saskatchewan Cooperative Elevator Company from 1912 to 1915, the N. Bawlf Grain Company from 1915 to 1917, and 1919 to 1921. During the First World War, he served in the Royal Flying Corps. In 1921, he started the Stanley N. Jones Grain Brokers which he operated to the end of his life. He was a member of the Board of Governors of the Winnipeg Grain Exchange since 1932, and its President (1946-1948).

On 2 August 1923, he married Miriam Margaret Haney (1899-1981). They had two sons: David Haney Jones and Stanley Neville Jones. He was a member of the Manitoba Club, AF & AM, Shrine Khartum Temple, and United Church. The family lived at 140 Montrose Street and later at 883 Grosvenor Avenue. He was a member of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Director of Sovereign Life Assurance Company of Canada, International Chamber of Commerce, Past Chairman of St. John’s Ravenscourt School for Boys, and a Director of the Westminster Actimist Club for Young Men (1930-1946).

He died at Winnipeg on 26 June 1981 and was buried in Brookside Cemetery.


Tribune Biographical Collection, University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 30 June 1981, page 38.

We thank Sarah Jones for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 July 2015

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