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Memorable Manitobans: John Curtis Callander (1875-?)


Born at Clinton, Ontario on 17 July 1875, son of Robert Callander and Elizabeth Stevenson, his merchant father died in 1878 and his widowed mother brought the family to Manitoba in 1882, settling first at Winnipeg and later at Melgund where they established a grain and stock farm. He was educated at the Winnipeg Central School, Melgund School, and Hartney School. In 1897 he established a general merchandise store at Hartney. On 7 January 1902, he married Mabel Gertrude Shore of Hartney. They had two sons: Maitland Bruce Callander (b 1903) and Glen Callander. He was a member of the AF & AM (Hartney Lodge No. 52).


Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

A History of Manitoba: Its Resources and People by Prof. George Bryce, Toronto: The Canadian History Company, 1906.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 July 2015

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