Memorable Manitobans: John Alexander Saul (1861-1939)
Born at Odessa, Ontario on 15 November 1861, son of Hugh and Susan Saul, he lived for a few years at Toronto before coming to Manitoba around 1898, first working at Carberry and Virden then at Winnipeg where he owned and operated a contracting business, first alone and later in partnership with his brother-in-law W. A. Irish. He retired in 1933.
On 21 October 1885, he married Georgette Eugenie “Nettie” Irish (1863-1935) of Toronto. They had four children: Merle Victor Saul (1886-1931), Erma Irene Saul (b 1891, wife of Herbert A. Walley), Beatrice Saul (1893-1935), and Iva Leone Saul (b 1895, wife of William C. Fares). He was a member of the Winnipeg Amateur Driving Club.
Ontario marriage registration, Ancestry.
1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
“Mrs. John A. Saul, early settler of province, is dead,” Winnipeg Free Press, 8 January 1935, page 5.
Birth, marriage, and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“John A. Saul, former contractor, dies at age of 78,” Winnipeg Free Press, 1 November 1939, page 2.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 30 July 2015
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