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Memorable Manitobans: John Hudson Chambers (1846-1924)

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John Hudson Chambers
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Born at Peterborough, Ontario in 1846, son of Thomas and Emma Chambers, he was educated at Peterborough. He began working as a manufacturer at Peterborough in 1873 and came to Winnipeg in 1882, establishing the biscuit and confectionary firm of Paulin-Chambers Company in partnership with W. H. Paulin. They manufactured Paulin’s Chocolate Puffs among other products. In 1870, he married Hannah Brook (1846-1920) at Peterborough, Ontario. He was a member of the IOOF and Methodist church. His recreations included motoring. Address: 37 Kennedy Street, Winnipeg. He died at Kitchener, Ontario on 1 December 1924. His body was returned to Winnipeg for burial in the Elmwood Cemetery.


Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, edited by C. W. Parker, Vancouver: Canadian Press Association, 1911.

“Funeral Today For John H. Chambers” Newspaper clipping dated 5 December 1924. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B8]

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 August 2019

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