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Memorable Manitobans: Joseph Carman (1847-1923)

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Born at Chatham, New Brunswick on 22 December 1847, he came to Winnipeg in 1880 and worked as a fruit inspector of the Canadian government. He was a member of the Winnipeg School Board for Ward 6 from 1892 to 1903, and chairman of the board in 1898. He was known as the “father” of the Public School Savings Bank. He was active in St. Luke’s Church and the AF & AM. He died at his Winnipeg residence on 22 April 1923, and was survived by his widow Emily and two children: Muriel D. Carman (Mrs. A. D. Avery) and George H. Carman. He was buried in St. John’s Cemetery.


1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Fruit Inspector Dies At Home Here Sunday”, newspaper clipping dated 24 April 1923. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B7]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 October 2011

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