Memorable Manitobans: David Andrew Pender (1849-1943)
Born at Hull, England on 1 July 1849, son of William Pender, he was educated at the Glasgow Normal School at Glasgow, Scotland. In 1865, he began working as a chartered accountant in Glasgow then emigrated to Canada in 1869, settling at Toronto, Ontario. He established himself in business circles and was made a life member of the Toronto Board of Trade. There, on 21 March 1876, he married Elizabeth Jane Lockington (1854-1930) and had one son, William D. Pender. He moved West, arriving at Kenora in 1897 before continuing on to Winnipeg in 1903.
He was President of the Chartered Accountants’ Association and the Dominion School of Accountancy and Finance (1911-1917) and partnered with Henry Slasor in 1914 in the chartered accountancy firm of D. A. Pender, Slasor & Company, later continuing on his own before retirement around 1930. He was a member of Knox Church, AF & AM, Carleton Club, and was an organizing member of the Winnipeg Kiwanis Club.
He died at his Winnipeg home, 173 Baltimore Road, on 6 December 1943 and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery.
1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, edited by C. W. Parker, Vancouver: Canadian Press Association, 1911.
“The Canada National Fire Insurance Company,” Manitoba Free Press, 7 March 1914, page 19.
“Knowles Home for Boys,” Manitoba Free Press, 3 July 1920, page 9.
“President of Dominion Business College came to Canada 20 years ago,” Manitoba Free Press, 28 December 1927, page 6.
Death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Obituary [Elizabeth J. Pender], Winnipeg Free Press, 3 July 1930, page 3.
“David A. Pender, 94, dies here,” Winnipeg Tribune, 8 December 1943, page 20.
Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.
Page revised: 22 February 2015