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Memorable Manitobans: John Franklin Grundy (1863-1925)

Music dealer.

Born at North Middlesex, Ontario on 27 April 1863, he studied piano tuning at Boston, Massachusetts then came to Winnipeg in September 1882, joining his brothers W. Grundy and J. A. Grundy in the city’s first piano business. The partnership dissolved after a few years and he formed his own music business. On 26 December 1887, he married Jennie Sutherland Park. They had four children: Edward E. Grundy, Florence Grundy, Melville S. Grundy, and F. Douglas Grundy. He was a member of the Winnipeg Rifle Association and was known as an excellent shot. He died at his Winnipeg home, 754 Westminster Avenue, on 22 December 1925 and was buried in Brookside Cemetery.


1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“J. F. Grundy, merchant of early days, dead”, Manitoba Free Press, 23 December 1925. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B8]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 April 2012

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