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Memorable Manitobans: Milton E. Shantz (1873-1944)


Born at Berlin [Kitchener], Ontario on 8 July 1873, son of Isaac E. Shantz and Magdalena Eby, he attended the Berlin Collegiate Institute then worked with his father in foundry and machine work until 1910 when, following his father’s death, the business was closed and, the next year, he moved to Winnipeg and went into the real estate business in association with J. S. Mengies. His firm handled land transations in Crescentwood, Tuxedo Park, River Heights, and Kings Park. On 8 August 1899, he married Olivia Bingeman (1878-1958) at Berlin and they had four children: Dorothy Magdalena Shantz (1900-?), Wilfred Bingeman Shantz (1903-?), Miriam Leah Shantz (1905-1909), and Josie Shantz (1907-1908). He was active in the Liberal party in Manitoba. He died on 7 January 1944.


1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Birth registrations, Ancestry.

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

“Liberals pick new officers,” Winnipeg Tribune, 3 February 1923, page 3.

Milton Shantz, Geni.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 December 2009

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