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Memorable Manitobans: Edwin Oliver Denison (1852-1915)

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Edwin Oliver Denison
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Bank manager, municipal official.

Born at Toronto, Ontario on 23 October 1852, son of Colonel Richard Lippincott Denison and cousin of Frederick Charles Denison, he was educated at Upper Canada College. He came to Manitoba around 1895 to become Manager of the Union Bank branch at Minnedosa.

He and wife Mary Latimer (1858-1933) had eleven children: Kathleen Maria Denison (1882-?, wife of Frederick M. Davies), A. L. Denison, Mary Denison (1886-?, wife of Stuart Watson), Eileen Shannon Denison (1887-1964, wife of William Kellman Chandler), Richard Lippincott Denison, Olivia Marguerite Denison (1891-?, wife of Frederick H. Stewart), Gwendoline Rowan Denison (1892-?, wife of Arthur J. Wilson), Norah Marion Denison (1897-1898), Edwin Oliver Denison (1898-?), Herbert Beverly Denison (1899-?), and Evelyn Clare Denison (1902-?, wife of John Mitchell). He served as the Mayor of Minnedosa from 1900 to 1902 and was a member of the Masons and Anglican Church.

He died at Winnipeg on 10 October 1915.

Sources:

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Birth, marriage, and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“E. O. Denison dead,” Manitoba Free Press, 11 October 1915.

“A. L. Denison city executive dies at 70,” Winnipeg Free Press, 15 August 1955, page 6.

We thank James Arnett for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 May 2020

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