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Memorable Manitobans: James Oswald Argue (1888-1955)

Farmer, MLA (1946-1949), MLA (1950-1953), MLA (1954-1957).

Born at Elgin on 12 September 1888, son of James H. Argue and Emma Shorey, he was educated at Wesley College. On 21 December 1911, he married Christina Yuill (?-?), daughter of J. B. Yuill, of Renfrew, Ontario. They had three children: James Buchanan Argue, Nora Argue (wife of Wallis Setter of Minnedosa), and Marion Argue (wife of Edward McGillivray of Winnipeg). He was elected as a Progressive Conservative to the Manitoba Legislature in the general election in October 1945 and was re-elected in 1949 and 1953. He died in 1955 and was buried in the Elgin Cemetery.


The Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1947.

Members of the Legislative Assembly (deceased), Legislative Assembly of Manitoba.

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 August 2018

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