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Memorable Manitobans: Henry J. Skynner (1859-?)

Realtor, insurance, financier.

He was educated at a private school in Toronto then worked as a clerk with the North British Investment Company until March 1882 when he was transferred to company's Winnipeg branch office. In 1884 he relocated to Brandon where he worked as an agent for several insurance companies. He was also a lands agent for the Canadian North West Land Company and the Canadian Pacific Railway.

In November 1895 he married Essie Girouard of London, England. They had six children. He was a member of the Brandon Club.

Sources:

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: 12 November 2008

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