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Memorable Manitobans: John Julius Winram (1842-1910)

Grocer, municipal official.

Born in Cayuga, Haldimand County, Canada West [now Ontario] in 1842, he came to Winnipeg where he was a grocer and storekeeper, in partnership with his brother, Robert Hume Winram (1849-1914), at the corner of Elgin Avenue and Isabel Street. He contested the Winnipeg Centre seat for the Conservatives in the 1892 provincial election but was roundly defeated by Daniel Macmillan. He was President of the Conservative Club (1902-1905), treasurer of the Orange Lodge (1906-1909), and a warden in the Springfield Municipality. He was a Winnipeg city alderman, representing Winnipeg Centre, at the time of his death which occurred on 20 November 1910. He was buried in the Kildonan Presbyterian Cemetery.

Sources:

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Tribune, 24 November 1910, page 5.

Pioneers and Early Citizens of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Manitoba Library Association, 1971.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 October 2018

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