Memorable Manitobans: Claude Percy Banning (1877-1944)
Born in 1877, son of lumberman W. W. Banning, he attended Winnipeg public schools and received a degree in dental surgery from Northwestern University (Chicago). For many years he was secretary of the Medical Arts building. On 20 June 1907, he married Florence Hattie Ashdown (1878-1976), daughter of James H. Ashdown. They had two children: William James Banning (1910-?) and Elizabeth Banning (?-?, wife of W. G. Clough). He was a member of the Winnipeg Badminton Club, Winnipeg Winter Club, St. Charles Country Club, Elmhurst Golf and Country Club, and St. Stephen’s-Broadway Church. He died at his Winnipeg home, 697 Wellington Crescent, on 11 June 1944 and was buried in the St. John’s Cathedral Cemetery.
Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1921 Canada census, Ancestry.
“Dr. C. P. Banning dies after illness,” Winnipeg Free Press, 12 June 1944, page 2.
Obituary [Florence Hattie Jane Banning], Winnipeg Free Press, 23 February 1976, page 42.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 6 September 2021