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Memorable Manitobans: John-Sylvestre Alloysius Sinnott (1905-1960)

Farmer, municipal official, MP (1945-1949), MP (1949-1953).

Born at St-Ouens on 9 May 1905, son of Sylvestre-Joseph Sinnot and Eva Maycomber, he attended school at St-Ouens, Beausejour and the Manitoba Agricultural College, becoming a farmer at St-Ouens. On 7 December 1928, he married Florence Robson. He served as Reeve of the Rural Municipality of Brokenhead from 1936 to 1944, and from 1950 to 1951. He was elected to the House of Commons for Springfield in 1945, re-elected in 1949, and defeated in 1953. He died at St-Ouens on 10 August 1960, as a result of an agricultural accident.

Sources:

The Canadian Directory of Parliament, 1867-1967, edited by J. K. Johnson, Public Archives of Canada, Ottawa [Library and Archives Canada], 1968.

“Former Springfield MP dies as tractor tips,” Winnipeg Tribune, 8 August 1960. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B12, page 52]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 November 2017

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