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Manitoba Photographers: Reginald Merrick Coleman (1891-1963)

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Born at Brandon on 21 September 1891, son of lawyer George Benjamin Coleman and Victoria Anna Merrick (1870-1916), he was educated locally then worked as a freelance photographer in Brandon for over 30 years. On 21 June 1923, he married Anna May “Nan” Joslin (1899-1986, daughter of William Wellington Joslin) and they had three sons. The family lived at 356 Thirteenth Street, Brandon. He was a member of St. Matthew's Anglican Church, Brandon Kinsmen Club, and Brandon Kiwanis Club. He died at Brandon on 25 January 1963 and was buried in the Brandon Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Obituary, Brandon Sun, 26 January 1963, page 15.

Grave transcription, Brandon Cemetery.

We thank Eric Fergusson for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 September 2021

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