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Memorable Manitobans: John Mooney (1871-1963)

Pharmacist, municipal official.

Born in the Belgrave-Wingham district of Ontario in 1871, eldest son of Irish immigrants Susan and Alex Mooney, in 1882 he came to Manitoba with his family and settled on a farm near Virden. Later they moved to town where he attended high school and took teacher training. After teaching in rural schools for a short time, he worked on a harvesting crew then apprenticed as a pharmacist at Elkhorn. In 1899, he became one of the first graduates of the Manitoba College of Pharmacy in Winnipeg. He returned to Elkhorn and later purchased the pharmacy in which he had apprenticed. He was a member of the first municipal council for Elkhorn after its incorporation in 1905, and he also served as Mayor of Elkhorn (1917-1918). He died in August 1963.

Sources:

Steel and Grass Roots, 1882-1982: History of Elkhorn by Elkhorn and District Historical Society, 1982.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 March 2012

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