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Memorable Manitobans: John J. Anderson (1836-1916)

Farmer, municipal official.

Born in Ontario on 5 October 1836, son of George Anderson and Jessie Slater, he left the family farm in 1862 and spent a year in British Columbia, then two years in Nevada, then returned to farm in Ontario. In 1890 he moved his wife, Margaret Waugh Anderson, and family of four children (Christine, George, William and John) to a farm in western Manitoba, near Melita. In 1897 he was elected to the Melita town council, and served as Reeve of the Rural Municipality of Arthur from 1902 to 1904. He died at Brandon on 6 October 1916 and was buried in Melita Cemetery.


The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 December 2012

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