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Memorable Manitobans: John Joslin (1831-1917)

Click to enlargeFarmer, municipal official.

Born in England on 27 December 1831, he emigrated to Canada and settled in Huron County, Ontario. He operated a hotel until 1878 and, in 1882, he came to Manitoba and settled at Virden where he took up farming. He served as a councillor and Reeve for the Rural Municipality of Wallace. He was married to Sarah Cooper. William Wellington Joslin was their son. He died at Virden on 12 August 1917.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Joslin School No. 499 (1887-1963)


A History of Manitoba: Its Resources and People by Prof. George Bryce, Toronto: The Canadian History Company, 1906.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 March 2012

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