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Memorable Manitobans: Edward Arthur “Eddie” August (1860-1935)

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Edward Arthur “Eddie” August
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Canner, MLA (1916-1920), MLA (1921-1922).

Born at Toronto, Ontario on 15 May 1860, son of William August and Mary Ann Ward, he was educated at Horning Mills, Ontario. On 30 December 1884, he married Isabella McGhee (c1860-1900), daughter of Robert McGhee MPP of Horning Mills, Ontario. They had four children: William E. August (1886-?), Hilda Martha August (1888-?), Robert Arthur August (1890-?), and Archibald Ward August (1892-?). The family moved to Manitoba in 1899 and settled in the Carman district. August was a member of the municipal council from 1902 to 1904. He contested the Dufferin constituency against R. P. Roblin in 1907 and 1914, each time unsuccessfully. He was first elected to the Manitoba Legislature for Dufferin in 1915 and was re-elected in 1920. He did not stand for election in the 1922 general election. He died on 31 December 1935.

Sources:

1901 Canada census [Edward Aguest], Automated Genealogy.

The Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1915.

Death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Edward A. August, pioneer Homewood resident, is dead,” Winnipeg Free Press, 2 January 1936, page 3.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 September 2018

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