Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 140 years

 

Pay & Donate in the MHS Online Shop

Endangered Top 10
Endangered
Top 10
2019

Young Historians 2019
Young
Historians
2019

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: William Gordon Gunn (1892-?)

Lawyer.

Born at Kildonan, Manitoba, 18 December 1892. A member of the family of one of the real pioneers of the province. Son of John H. Gunn and Margaret (Blanchard) Gunn. Father was a son of William Gunn who died in the settlement in 1860 and mother was a daughter of Senator Sutherland who died in 1899; the family came to Manitoba in 1815 from Kildonan, Sutherlandshire, Scotland; endured and survived the early struggles of the colony; they still own and occupy the original homestead. Father still lives on the old place in Kildonan; mother died in 1901. Mr. Gunn was educated at Kildonan Public School, Manitoba University. Was articled in law to J. E. Adamson (Mr. Justice) of Adamson & Lindsay, Winnipeg. Called to the Manitoba Bar, June, 1922. Joined Canadian Expeditionary Force (Strathcona Horse), February, 1916. Served in France in all engagements up to being wounded, April 1918. Member of the Masonic Fraternity. Address, Beausejour, Manitoba.

Sources:

Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

Page revised: 11 September 2008

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.