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Memorable Manitobans: Joseph Kellaway May (1892-1971)


Born at Creemore, Ontario on 1 September 1892, son of John R. May (1871-1936) and Mary Bell (1868-?), he came to Manitoba in 1898 and lived at Treherne where his father was a tinsmith. He joined the staff of Scott-Bathgate Limited in 1920 and became its President in 1925, serving until his death. On 24 January 1925, he married Luella McRae (1898-1943) and they had a daughter. He was a member of the Manitoba Club, St. Charles Country Club, and Carleton Club and was actively involved in the operation of the Lakeside Fresh Air Camp. He died at his Winnipeg residence, 210 Lamont Boulevard, on 22 October 1971 and was buried in the Brookside Cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Scott-Bathgate Building (149 Pioneer Avenue, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: May House (210 Lamont Boulevard, Winnipeg)


1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“J. R. May, resident here since 1905, dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 2 April 1936, page 11.

Death registration [Luella May], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 25 October 1971, page 27.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 September 2018

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