James Henry PACE (1855-1937)

Aidan was born in Toronto 04 October 1851, son of William Frederick Pace (1823-1891) and Elizabeth Farrow, (1823-1890).

In 1872 he married Mary Ann Fowler (1856-1925) and they had 16 children: Frederick William (1873-1952), Sarah Louise (1875-1962, wife of Frank Hamilton Robinson), Mary Ann “Minnie”, James Henry (1878-1922), Walter (1880-1930), Elizabeth (1882-1966, wife of Ernest Edward Henderson), Samuel Wilson (1884-1958), Maggie Maud (1885-1994), Mildred Ethel (1887-1984, wife of William Jeffery Moffat), Norman Walker (1888-1957), George Farrow (1890-1948) and five other children who died in infancy.

Businessman, Community Activist

James was a pioneer citizen of Winnipeg. He came to Winnipeg about 1882. He took charge of the moulding foundry of the Vulcan Iron Works in 1882. In later years, he established the Winnipeg Foundry company and was active in its management until his retirement 20 years ago.

He was a member of the Harmony Encampment, No. 1, IOOF. He was active in the early years in the extension of Christ church parish and also was an enthusiastic curler, taking part in many Winnipeg bonspiels and being a prize and trophy winner on several occasions. He was an honourary president of the first baseball club.

He died at Winnipeg on 30 January 1937 and was buried in the St. John’s Anglican Cemetery.


  • Birth, Marriage and Death Registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
  • Birth, Marriage and Death Registrations, Ontario Vital Statistics, Ancestry.
  • British Columbia Death Index, Ancestry.
  • California Death Index, Ancestry.
  • Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 30 January 1937, page 32.
  • “James H. Pace, Pioneer Citizen, Dies on Friday night, in 86th Year”, Winnipeg Free Press, 01 February 1937, page 18.
  • Obituary [Mary Ann Pace], Winnipeg Free Press, 25 March 1925, page 7.
  • Obituary [Walter Pace], Manitoba Free Press, 11 March 1930, page 4.
  • Obituary [Frederick William Pace], The Winnipeg Tribune, 26 March 1952, page 25.
  • Obituary [Norman Walker Pace], Winnipeg Free Press, 22 October 1957, page 26.
  • Obituary [Sarah Louise Robinson], Winnipeg Free Press, 15 June 1962, page 28.
  • Obituary [Elizabeth Henderson], Winnipeg Free Press, 26 May 1966, page 7.
  • Obituary [Mildred Ethel Moffat], Winnipeg Free Press, 16 November 1984, page 40.


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