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Memorable Manitobans: John Edwin Paul (?-?)


Born near Listowel, Ontario, son of John McFarlane and Margaret Paul. Educated public schools, Listowel. Clerk in general store, Listowel, and Stratford, Ontario, 1890-1896; came to Virden, Manitoba, 1896, and clerked; same year went to Griswold, Manitoba, and worked for Clarence E. Pineo; in 1898 with Alexander Speers bought out Clarence E. Pineo, and formed firm of Speers & Paul; remained in Griswold until 1903, when they moved their stock to Saskatoon, locating on corner of First Avenue and Twenty-first Street; moved into their present building, 1908. Member Saskatoon Public School and High School Boards since 1904 to date; chairman, 1906; when the two boards separated, 1908, continued to act as chairman of Public School Board. Married Anne J. Speers, Griswold, Manitoba, 1899; has two sons and two daughters. Society: COF. Recreations: curling, football, baseball. Methodist. Address: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

In 1911, Paul was a partner in the firm of Speers & Paul, 201 Twenty-Second Street West, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.


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.

Page revised: 8 October 2009

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