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Memorable Manitobans: John Garrett Cory (1875-1948)

Lawyer, judge.

Born at Gladstone on 11 June 1875, son of Thomas Cory and Margaret Garrett, he was educated at St. John’s College, graduating in 1898. He practised law at Gilbert Plains before being appointed to the position of County Court judge for the Northern Division of the Eastern Judicial District. On 15 October 1921, he married Georgina Gardiner (?-1949). They had no children. His recreations included golf, tennis, motoring, and hunting. He was a member of the Granite Curling Club and Elmhurst Golf and Country Club, and while at Gilbert Plains was Past Grand of the IOOF and a Mason. He died on 3 November 1948, while on a duck hunting trip at Netley Marsh, and was buried in the St. John’s Cathedral Cemetery.


Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“W. W. Cory buried in east,” Manitoba Free Press, 25 September 1943, page 8.

“Judge J. G. Cory, aged 74, dies on hunting trip,” Winnipeg Free Press, 4 November 1948, page 3.

“Widow of Judge, Mrs. J. Cory dies,” Winnipeg Tribune, 12 December 1949, page 23.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 September 2021

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