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Memorable Manitobans: Laurence Harry Jackson Minchin (1863-?)


Born at Wormley, Herts, England on 17 August 1863, son of Harry Holdsworth and Mary Eleanora Elizabeth Minchin, he was educated at Malvern College and Christ Church, Oxford, England. During the 1885 North West Rebellion, he served with the North West Field Force, after which he worked for the Bank of Ottawa at Winnipeg and subsequently with the firm of Osler, Hammond and Nanton. He was supervisor of music at Winnipeg public schools between 1897 and 1904. In 1890, he married Rosa Jane Beckett and they had three sons and two daughters. He moved to British Columbia in 1905 where he lived at 1528 Comox Street, Vancouver.


Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, edited by C. W. Parker, Vancouver: Canadian Press Association, 1911.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 October 2020

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