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Memorable Manitobans: John Arlington Flanders (c1883-1952)


Born in Ontario, he came to Winnipeg around 1911 as a representative of the Eastern Township Bank. Soon afterwards, he founded his own real estate and investment firm of John A. Flanders Company. He was a Director of the Monarch Life Assurance Company and Supervisor of the mortgage department of the Sun Life Assurance Company. On 14 June 1911, he married Lillian Bower Bull (1884-?), daughter of Manlius Bull. He served for eight years as Chairman of the Winnipeg Public Parks Board, was President of the Manitoba Horticultural Association, and Chairman of the grounds committee for the Motor Country Club. He was a member of the Windsor Golf Club, Kildonan Golf Club, and Fort Rouge United Church. He died at Winnipeg on 24 May 1952 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.


“City executive, J. A. Flanders dies at 69,” Winnipeg Free Press, 26 May 1952. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B10]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 November 2019

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