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Memorable Manitobans: John Derby Brook (1862-1933)

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John Derby Brook
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Biscuit manufacturer.

Born at Oshawa, Ontario on 15 April 1862, he came to Winnipeg in 1891. Associated with the Paulin-Chambers Biscuit Company, he was its Vice-President when the company merged with the Canada Biscuit Company in 1926. He and wife Caroline Fewings Brook (1864-1945) had a son, Hudson Grant Brook (?-1960). He was a member of St. Stephens-Broadway United Church, Canadian Order of Foresters, and Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He died at his Winnipeg home, 79 West Gate, on 6 September 1933 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Brook House (79 West Gate, Winnipeg)

Sources:

Death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“John D. Brook, manufacturer here, dead at 72,” Winnipeg Tribune, 8 September 1933, page 2.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 December 2021

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