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Memorable Manitobans: Johnathan Western Mansfield (1882-1962)


Born at Brandon on 11 August 1882, son of Johnathan (1844-1933) and Elizabeth Caroline Ringe (?-?), he attended local country schools for two summers but was otherwise largely self-educated. He rented his father’s 640-acre farm on Section 27, Township 11, Range 8 near Brandon. On 24 January 1912, he married Blanch White (?-?) at Toronto, Ontario. He was a member of the Anglican Church. He died at Brandon on 16 January 1962 and he was buried in the Westlawn Memorial Gardens.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

Obituary, Brandon Sun, 22 January 1962, page 11.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 March 2019

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