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Memorable Manitobans: John Martin (1872-1952)


Born at Howick, Quebec in 1872, he came to Winnipeg in 1908 and, four years later, he founded the Martin Paper Company with offices at Winnipeg, Calgary, and Edmonton. In 1949, he organized the Martin Paper Products Limited. He was also a director of the Dominion Envelope and Carton Company, Sovereign Life Assurance Company, Winnipeg General Hospital, and YMCA. He was a member of the Winnipeg Board of Trade, Manitoba Club, Rotary Club, and Fellowship Club. He died at his Winnipeg home, 115 Park Boulevard, on 5 October 1952 and was buried in the St. John’s Cathedral Cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Shea House (115 Park Boulevard, Winnipeg)


“Paper firm founder dies aged 82,” Winnipeg Free Press, 6 October 1952.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 April 2020

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