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Memorable Manitobans: Howard Barnes Beynon (1880-?)

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Born at Streetsville, Ontario on 19 December 1880, one of seven children born to James Barnes Beynon (1835-?) and Rebecca Manning (1848-1898), brother to Francis M. Beynon and Lillian B. Thomas, and second-cousin to George W. Beynon, the family moved to Hartney in 1889 and settled on a farm. After completing his education, he taught school for four years then went to Winnipeg where he worked for the O. W. Kerr Company. In the spring of 1909 he established the H. B. Beynon Company, the business consisting of buying of accounts, judgments, agreements of sale, etc. He was a member of the Assiniboine Lawn Bowling Club and the Strathcona Curling Club.


Ontario birth registration, Ancestry.

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

“Frances Beynon and The Guide,” by Anne Hicks, pages 41-52 in First Days Fighting Days: Women in Manitoba History, edited by Mary Kinnear, Regina: Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1987.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 March 2015

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