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Memorable Manitobans: John E. Dennison (1869-?)

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Born in Ontario on 2 November 1869, son of Richard and Mary Dennison, he attended school in Quebec for a year and later, after his parents moved to Manitoba in 1881, at Newdale. He quit school at the age of 11 to work on the family farm until he married at age 26. He then took up a homestead claim and began cultivating 320 acres of land. He later rented his farm and moved to Brandon where he lived at 652 Sixteenth Street and operated a livery, feed, boarding and sale stable at 141 Seventh Street. He also rented and sold automobiles as the local agent for three car makers. On 31 March 1896, he married Alberta Koland. They had four children: Mary Anna Dennison, Leslie Hay Dennison, Koland Henry Dennison, and Francis Harold Dennison. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and the Canadian Automobile Club.


The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 June 2010

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