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Memorable Manitobans: John Crichton (1872-1950)

Financial agent.

Born at Longsight, England in 1872, he came to Manitoba in 1886, farmed near MacGregor until 1900, and spent several years in Yukon during the Klondike Gold Rush. Returning to Winnipeg in 1902, he was Manager of the Manitoba Provident Mortgage Company and later founded a real estate and financial business. He was a founding shareholder in the Brookeville Granite Quarry. On 4 September 1906, he married Esther McColl (1884-1961) at Winnipeg and they had three daughters, only one of whom lived to adulthood: Esther Crichton (1907-1908), Unnamed Crichton (1910-1910), and Ella Winnifred Crichton (1912-1968). He was a member of St. Stephens Broadway United Church and the Wanderers Cricket Club. He died at the Winnipeg General Hospital on 21 January 1950 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Brookeville Granite Quarry (East Braintree, RM of Reynolds)


Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“John Crichton, pioneer, dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 23 January 1950, page 26.

Obituary [Esther Crichton], Winnipeg Free Press, 16 January 1961, page 22.

Obituary [Ella Winnifred Crichton], Winnipeg Free Press, 30 January 1968, page 25.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 March 2018

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