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Memorable Manitobans: John “Jack” Dutton (1888-1961)

Curler.

Born at Winnipeg on 28 February 1888, son of William Dutton (1863-?) and Margaret McAuley (1867-?), he grew up at Russell. After stops at Newdale and Saskatchewan, he returned to Winnipeg and, as an adult, was involved in railway and highway construction for many years.

He started curling at the age of 15. He was a member of the Strathcona Curling Club and served as its President (1941-1942). He was elected to Manitoba Curling Association executive counsel (1944-1945) and served as MCA President (1951-1952). He was elected to the Dominion Curling Association (forerunner of Canadian Curling Association) and served as President (1956-1957).

In 1948, he was the Chairman of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations honouring the 50th anniversary of the Manitoba Curling Association. He was made an Honoray Life Member of the Manitoba Curling Association (1953) and Canadian Curling Association (1958).

On 1 June 1910, he married Margaret Ann Storey (1888-1946) at Russell. They had no children.

He died at the St. Boniface Hospital on 8 December 1961 and was buried beside his wife in the Russell Memorial Garden. He was inducted posthumously into the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame (1976) and Manitoba Curling Hall of Fame (2004).

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Death registration [Margaret Anne Dutton], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Manitoba Curling Association, 1954 yearbook.

“Jack Dutton dead,” Winnipeg Tribune, 9 December 1961, page 26.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 11 December 1961, page 23.

Website, Manitoba Curling Hall of Fame.

Website, Canadian Curling Hall of Fame.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Gordon Goldsborough for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Rick Mutton.

Page revised: 14 November 2022

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