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Memorable Manitobans: John Taylor Webb (1869-1952)


Born at Quebec City, Quebec on 21 February 1869, son of John Webb and Jean Baxter, he came to Winnipeg in 1904 and, ten years later, began working as a manufacturer’s agent. At the time of his retirement in 1949, he was President of the wholesale hardware firm of Bissett and Webb. In June 1894, he married Lillie McKerrow (?-?) and they had three children: Gladys Evelyn Webb (1896-1948, wife of H. Bruce Chown), Robert M. Webb (1899-?), and Ralph T. Webb (1901-?). He was a member of Augustine United Church, Motor Country Club (President), and St. Charles Country Club. He died at New Westminster, British Columbia on 3 October 1952.


1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

“Mrs. B. Chown dies in hospital,” Winnipeg Tribune, 17 May 1948, page 15.

“J. T. Webb, 84 dies in Victoria,” Winnipeg Free Press, 4 October 1952, page 19.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 March 2017

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