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Memorable Manitobans: James Mooring (1866-?)

Engineer.

Born at Northamptonshire, England on 9 November 1866, son of James and Eliza Mooring, the family emigrated to Canada and settled at Toronto. He was educated in Toronto public schools then apprenticed as a machinist. He then moved to Manitoba to take a position as engineer with the Kelly Milling Company, working there for eight years. He resigned to become Chief Engineer for the Brandon Electric Light Limited. On 22 September 1891, he married Louise Lewis of Mount Forest, Ontario. They had three children: William Mooring, Louise Mooring, and Ernest Mooring. The family resided at 1631 Lorne Avenue, Brandon. He was a member of the IOOF and Independent Order of Foresters.

Sources:

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 April 2010

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