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Memorable Manitobans: John Dutton (1888-1919)


Born at Grundy Centre, Iowa in 1888, he came with his family to Sintaluta, Saskatchewan in 1897. He was educated at St. Boniface College, a seminary at Rochester, and the Roman Catholic University at Washington, DC. In September 1915, he was ordained in Holy Rosary Cathedral in Washington, DC. He served as Rector of a parish in Toronto until he was appointed successor to Father William Patton at St. Mary’s Cathedral, the premier parish of the Archdiocese of Winnipeg in December 1918. He died at Regina, Saskatchewan on 23 January 1919.


Pioneers and Early Citizens of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Manitoba Library Association, 1971.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 November 2020

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