Hannes Marino Hannesson (1884-1958)
Born in Iceland on 27 November 1884, son of Hannes Hannesson and Palina Johannesson, he came with his family to Winnipeg in 1886 where he was educated at local schools and the University of Manitoba. He articled in law to Archibald, Machray and Sharpe, and was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1905. He practiced in Winnipeg and Selkirk, retiring in 1940.
In 1916, he joined the 223rd Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, serving in France from May 1917 to October 1918, holding the ranks of Lieutenant (1916), Captain and Major (1916), and Lieutenant-Colonel (August 1917).
On 2 April 1913, he married Kristrun Johnson. They had one son and two daughters. In 1925, he was elected to the House of Commons representing the Selkirk constituency as a Conservative. He was a member of the Canadian Bar Association, Manitoba Bar Associations, United Service Club, AF & AM, and Anglican church.
He retired to Victoria, British Columbia in 1942 where he died on 11 June 1958.