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Memorable Manitobans: Arnott James Magurn (1861-1923)


Born in Ireland, son of Alexander Magurn and Sarah Brown, he was editor of the Manitoba Free Press from 1898 to 1901. He was connected for a long period with the Toronto Globe, and was at one time employed at the Montreal Herald. As a member of the parliamentary press gallery, he acted for a time as editor of the Parliamentary Guide. He died at Ottawa, Ontario on 4 February 1923.


Ontario death registration, Ancestry.

“A. J. Magurn dead” Manitoba Free Press, 5 February 1923.

Page revised: 15 September 2009

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