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Memorable Manitobans: John Benning Monk (1856-1947)


Born at Ottawa, Ontario on 16 August 1856, son of John Benning Monk and Madeline Anne Dyer, he attended the Ottawa Grammar School and Collegiate. In June 1882 he came to Winnipeg to work at the newly opened office of the Bank of Ottawa. He later served as Manager of the bank at Keewatin, Ontario before returning to Winnipeg to take up the managership there, retiring in 1917. From 1921 to his death, he was associated with the firm of Enderton, Bridges and Waugh, representing the Guardian Insurance Company of Canada. He was married twice, in 1882 to Anne Dering L. Heming (?-1898) and on 15 August 1907 to Beatrice Lola Phillipps (1874-1965). He had five children, including Henry Benning Monk. He was a member of the St. Charles Country Club and Manitoba Club. He died at his Winnipeg home, 134 Westgate, on 29 July 1947 and was buried in the St. John’s Cathedral Cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Monk House (134 West Gate, Winnipeg)


1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“J. B. Monk dies at 92,” Winnipeg Free Press, 29 July 1947.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 December 2020

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