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Memorable Manitobans: John C. Berry (1852-?)

Farmer, merchant.

Born at Guelph, Ontario on 1 September 1852, son of John W. Berry and Jane Selway, he was locally educated then worked in the wool manufacturing business until 1876 when he came to western Manitoba. He took up a homestead at Douglas. Three years later, he opened a general store at Douglas under the name of Berry & Greenwood. He retired in 1910.

On 21 February 1877, at Pinkerton, Ontario, he married Jennetta Mutrie. They had a son, Roland Elton Berry. He was a member of the Presbyterian church, the Masons, and the Tweed Lodge.

Sources:

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

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 January 2009

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