Memorable Manitobans: Loftus John Greene (1846-1913)
Born at Harlem, Ontario on 18 April 1846, he came to Winnipeg in 1880 and was one of the city’s most well-known building contractors. He and wife Frances Jane Davis (1850-1940) had six children: Eva E. Greene (1878-?, wife of R. J. Hoyhoe), Joseph Harold Greene (1879-1965), Roy L. Greene (1883-?), Harriette Alma Greene (1891-1975), John Greene (1892-?), and Edward Boyce Greene (1894-?). He died at his Winnipeg residence, 137 Sherbrook Street, on 19 January 1913 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.
Birth registration [Hariet Alma Green, John Green, Edward Boyce Greene], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1901 Canada census [Loftus I. Green], Automated Genealogy.
Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.
Death registration [Loftus John Greene], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“The death of Loftus John Greene occurred early Sunday morning [...],” Manitoba Free Press, 20 January 1913, page 13.
Obituary [Joseph Harold Green], Winnipeg Free Press, 19 August 1965, page 10.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
Page revised: 2 January 2023