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Memorable Manitobans: James Heron “Jim” Parker (1876-1960)

Businessman, municipal official.

Born at Sanford in 1876, he worked on his father's farm. In 1901, he started a general store at Sanford and operated it until 1941. Early in his business career, he acquired a farm machinery agency and later a Ford agency. He also served as Sanford postmaster for 32 years. He served as Reeve for the Rural Municipality of Macdonald (1912-1919). On 12 January 1916, he married Mary Barbara Rae (?-?) at Winnipeg and they had two sons, Donald James Parker (?-1976) and Douglas Alan Parker (1921-1970). He died at Sanford on 1 October 1960 and was buried in the Sanford Cemetery.

Sources:

Marriage registration [James Heron Parker, Rae McKay], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“James H. Parker, Sanford resident,” Winnipeg Tribune, 3 October 1960.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 July 2022

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