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Memorable Manitobans: Gudmundur “Mundi” Eyjolfur Solmundson (1879-1965)

Commercial fisher.

Born in Iceland on 10 November 1879, he emigrated to Canada with his family in 1889. On 17 October 1900, he married Louisa Maria Petursdottir. They had nine children: four daughters Irene, Lily, Inga, and Fjola, and five sons Ben, Somi, Joe, Peter, and Marvin. In 1960, he was inducted into the Manitoba Order of the Buffalo Hunt “in recognition of his long service to the fishing industry in Manitoba”. At the time he was the oldest commercial fisher on Lake Winnipeg.

Sources:

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Marriage registration for G. E. Solmundson, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 26 April 1965, page 29.

We thank Nelson Gerrard for providing additional information used in this profile.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 February 2010

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