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Memorable Manitobans: Daniel “Dan” Kitchen (1865-1930)

Building contractor.

Born in England on 26 March 1865, he came to Canada in 1883 and worked as a bricklayer and building contractor at Souris for many years. He and wife Margaret Scott Brown (1870-?) had three children: Miriam Brown Kitchen (1892-?, wife of Olof Larson), Hubert Daniel Kitchen, and Earnest Whiteley “Ernie” Kitchen (1904-?). He was an honorary life member of the Manitoba Curling Association. He died at Souris on 20 January 1930 and was buried in the Souris-Glenwood Cemetery.

Some of his construction works in Manitoba included:

Building

Location

Year

Status

Carroll School

Carroll, Municipality of Oakland-Wawanesa

1915

 

Bunclody School

Municipality of Grassland

1921

Moved (?)

Avalon Theatre

98 First Street, Souris, Municipality of Souris-Glenwood

1928

 

Souris Town Hall

Souris, Municipality of Souris-Glenwood

1930

 

Sources:

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Birth, marriage, and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Dan Kitchen of Souris died today following very brief illness,” Brandon Sun, 20 January 1930, page 15.

Obituary (Hubert Daniel Kitchen), Winnipeg Free Press, 7 November 1966, page 34.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 August 2020

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