Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 140 years

 

Pay & Donate in the MHS Online Shop

Endangered Top 10
Endangered
Top 10
2019

Jens Munk at Churchill
Field Trip:
Churchill
2020

Manitoba History No. 89
Manitoba
History

No. 89

War Memorials in Manitoba
War
Memorials
in Manitoba

This Old Elevator
This Old
Elevator

Abandoned Manitoba
Abandoned
Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans
Memorable
Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans: Harold Francis Donovan (1895-1982)

Click to enlarge

Harold Francis Donovan
Click to enlarge

Grain merchant.

Born at Kingston, Ontario on 16 April 1895, he came to Winnipeg at an early age. During the First World War, he served in the Royal Air Force. On returning to Winnipeg after his military discharge, he entered the grain industry as a field organizer with Manitoba Pool Elevators, later Superintendent of country elevators, Assistant Terminal Elevator Manager, and General Manager (1954-1962). He retired in July 1962. On 5 July 1930, he married Ethel Marie Lindsay (?-?) at Winnipeg. They had no children. He was a member of St. Ignatius Catholic Church and the St. Charles Country Club. He died at Winnipeg on 22 July 1982 and was buried in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Sources:

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Jottings from the business world,” Winnipeg Free Press, 21 July 1962, page 70.

Obituary [Mrs. H. F. Osborne], Winnipeg Free Press, 31 January 1966, page 23.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 23 July 1982, page 43.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 January 2019

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z | 2017


Send corrections and additions to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at biographies@mhs.mb.ca

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban  | Our Inspiration | Acknowledgements

Support the MHS and

Back to top of page

   


To report an error on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2019 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.