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Memorable Manitobans: John B. Mather (c1846-1892)

Click to enlargeCommission merchant.

He was born at Islington, Canada West. He was engaged in the grocery trade in Toronto for several years, and came to Winnipeg in 1881, acting as agent for various eastern companies.

He was keenly interested in athletics and was president of the Granite Curling Club in 1887. He was instrumental in organizing the Manitoba branch of the Royal Caledonian Curling Club in 1889 and was active in the Winnipeg Rowing Club and the Winnipeg Cricket Club. In 1890 he was elected to the Winnipeg City Council. He was also a member of the Exhibition Board.

Mather died on 31 January 1892.

Sources:

Pioneers and Early Citizens of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Manitoba Library Association, 1971.

Page revised: 21 December 2009

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