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Memorable Manitobans: Thomas McMunn (1847-1913)


Born at Brockville, Canada West (now Ontario) in 1847, he arrived in Manitoba in 1878 and worked in lumbering around Lake Winnipeg. He was then a construction foreman for the Canadian Pacific Railway east of Winnipeg. In 1887, he began working for the City of Winnipeg, as paving block inspector, and held various positions for 21 years. In 1908, he located the railway right-of-way to the site of the Pointe du Bois Generating Station. He was married twice, first to Sarah David Manson (1852-1898) and second to Kate McPherson (?-?). He was a candidate for Ward 5 in the December 1904 municipal election. He died at his Winnipeg home, 158 Edmonton Street, on 18 January 1913 and was buried in the Kildonan Presbyterian Cemetery.


Marriage and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Beat railroad into Winnipeg,” Winnipeg Tribune, 20 January 1913, page 8.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 July 2020

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