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Memorable Manitobans: John Gordon Morgan (1850-1916)

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John Gordon Morgan
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Insurance agent.

Born at Fellon, Victoria County, Ontario on 25 April 1850, son of John Gordon Morgan, he was educated public school of Cambridge, Ontario. In 1878, he began working as a shoemaker in Cambridge before coming to Winnipeg in 1880 where he assisted in building up the New York Life Insurance Company’s business in Canada.

He married Susan Jane Hilburn (1852-1896) of Uxbridge, Ontario and they had two sons and one daughter. He was a member of the Manitoba Club, Carleton Club, AF & AM, Liberal party, and Methodist church. In 1911, he lived in the Royal Alexandra Hotel.

He died at Winnipeg on 25 September 1916 and was buried in the St. James Anglican Cemetery.


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.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 February 2021

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