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Memorable Manitobans: John Hamilton McDonald (1883-1956)

Grain merchant.

Born in Ontario in 1883, he was an accountant in the firm of Gooderham, Melady, and Sellers, later Federal Grain. He later formed his own companies, Dominion Briquettes and Chemical Company and McDonald Grain Company. In 1915, he married Marion Cecil Drury (1890-1965) and they moved to Winnipeg where they were among the first residents of the Tuxedo suburb. They had five children: Marion V. McDonald, Mrs. J. W. Green-Armytage, Mrs. J. A. C. Grant, C. Ian D. McDonald, and J. Hugh McDonald. He died while on vacation at Vancouver, British Columbia on 25 March 1956 and was buried in the St. John’s Cathedral Cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Carey House (121 Park Boulevard, Winnipeg)

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 27 March 1956, page 14.

“Funeral service Thursday for J. H. McDonald,” Winnipeg Free Press, 28 March 1956, page 8.

Obituary [Marion Drury McDonald], Winnipeg Free Press, 23 April 1965, page 11.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 September 2018

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