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Memorable Manitobans: Joseph Nation (1863-?)

Merchant, hotelier.

Born at Morpith, Ontario on 4 May 1863, son of James C. Nation and Eliza Waring, brother of Frederick Nation, he came to Manitoba in 1881 and worked for a year in a gents furnishings store. He then moved to Brandon where he took up a farm near Elkhorn and operated it for five years. In 1887 he returned to Brandon and went into business with his brother, continuing until 1894 when he went to Souris as proprietor of the Central Hotel. He also owned 960 acres of farmland in the vicinity of Souris.

In 1890 he married Julia M. Wanless of Walkerton, Ontario. They had six children: James C. Nation, Frederick Nation, Marguerite Nation, Jean Nation, Isabel Nation, and Dorothy Nation. He was a member of the Masons and the Knights of Pythias.


A History of Manitoba: Its Resources and People by Prof. George Bryce, Toronto: The Canadian History Company, 1906.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 November 2008.

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