Memorable Manitobans: Robert Furby Manning (1856-1920)
Born at Bowmanville, Ontario on 31 May 1856, son of Robert Manning, he came to Winnipeg in 1877 as a teller for the Ontario Bank. After four years, he started a private bank, Manning & Company which he operated for three years before becoming managing director of the Water Works. He later started the Western Coal Company with himself as President. The firm traded in Manitoba, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. He also held contracts for drainage work.
In 1877, he married Mary Ellen Coyne (1857-1946) of Mount Forest, Ontario. They had three children: Robert Allison Cayne Manning, Norma Manning, and Tannis Manning. He was a member of the Winnipeg Board of Trade, Manitoba Club, St. Charles Country Club, and Holy Trinity Anglican Church.
He died at his summer home near Kenora, Ontario on 4 July 1920 and was buried in the St. John's Cathedral Cemetery.
1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
“Brought from Kenora; funeral arrangements for R. F. Manning not yet dade,” newspaper clipping dated 6 July 1920. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B7]
Death registration [Mary Ellen Manning], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 24 October 2022