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Memorable Manitobans: John Russell (c1854-1904)

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Lawyer, municipal official.

Born in York County, Ontario around 1854, he was educated at Richmond High School and graduated from the University of Toronto in 1878. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1881. In 1882 he came west and practised law at Brandon until 1887, when he moved to Winnipeg to work with a trust company. At his death he was manager of the Standard Trust Company. He served on the Brandon School Board. He was elected a Winnipeg Alderman in the December 1902 municipal election. He chaired the finance committee (1904) and legislation committee (1905). He was a President of the Winnipeg Board of Trade (1902) and St. Andrew’s Society (1901-1902). He died in his at Winnipeg apartment on 2 May 1904 and was buried at Markham, Ontario.

Sources:

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Alderman Russell found dead,” Winnipeg Tribune, 2 May 1904, page 1.

“Individual tributes,” Winnipeg Tribune, 3 May 1904, page 3.

Pioneers and Early Citizens of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Manitoba Library Association, 1971.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 July 2020

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