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Memorable Manitobans: Robert John James Shrimpton (1863-1917)


Born at Peckham, Surrey, England in 1863, he worked as a financial agent before emigrating to Canada in early 1893 where he worked as a realtor and financial agent at Winnipeg. He was Manager of the Manitoba Mortgage and Investment Company until 1908, when he was appointed Managing Director of the company’s head office at London, England.

On 10 September 1903, he married Marian Sampson at Durham County, England. They had two children born in Winnipeg: Robert Dudley Shrimpton (b 1904) and John Theodore Shrimpton (b 1906). He was an active cricket player during the 1890s. In 1905, he was a founding member of the St. Charles Country Club.

He died at Surrey, England on 30 March 1917.


Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Business card that travelled across three continents and 100 years” by Valda Shrimpton, Journal of One-Name Studies, Volume 8, Issue 5 (January-March 2004).

We thank Valda Shrimpton for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 January 2013

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