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Memorable Manitobans: John Robert Little (1862-1951)


Born at Queensville, Ontario on 15 August 1862, he came to Brandon in 1904 as Manager of the Merchants Bank. He was later Managing Director of the Canadian Guaranty Trust Company. He was one of the founders of the Canadian Club of Brandon, and a member of the Brandon Rotary Club and First United Church. In the 1920s, he served on the Board of Governors for the University of Manitoba. He died at Brandon on 14 July 1951 and was buried in the Brandon Cemetery.


“Former Brandon bank manager J. R. Little dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 17 July 1951, page 7.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 October 2013

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