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Memorable Manitobans: Albert C. Johnson (1867-?)

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Born in Iceland on 2 November 1867, one of 16 children born to Jon Jonasson and Gudny Gudmundsdottir, he came to Winnipeg in 1887, worked on railway and farm work. He started in the real estate business in 1912. He was self-taught, having attended no school in his youth, but he spoke Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, and Icelandic languages. In 1924 he was appointed Consul in Winnipeg for the Danish and Icelandic governments. In July 1895, he married Elisabet S. Johannesson. They had one son and four daughters. His daughter Gwendolin married F. H. Deeks. In 1925, the family lived at 414 Maryland Street, Winnipeg. He was interested in church work and was honorary treasurer of the First Lutheran Church.

Sources:

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

We thank Nelson Gerrard for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 May 2011

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