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Memorable Manitobans: Ezekiel Evans (1856-1930)

Horse dealer, private banker, municipal official, Mayor of Brandon (1897-1898).

Born near Bowmanville, Ontario on 8 May 1856, he had his early education in public schools and married Elizabeth Little in 1879. The couple moved to Brandon, Manitoba in 1881, setting up a home in the Grand Valley area until flooding on the Assiniboine River forced them to move into Brandon. He was a city clerk from 1886 to 1890, when he became a private banker. He was a member of Brandon’s first city council, and a city alderman from 1892 to 1896. He was Brandon’s mayor from 1897 to 1898. He passed away in Summerland, BC on 15 May 1930.


Funeral notice for E. Evans, Winnipeg Free Press, 16 May 1930.

Obituary for E. Evans, Winnipeg Free Press, 21 May 1930.

This profile was prepared by Angela Graham.

Page revised: 30 November 2008

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