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Memorable Manitobans: John Black (1854-?)


Born in Wellington County, Ontario on 20 November 1854, son of John Black and Margaret Ord, he left school at the age of 14 to become a farm labourer. He came to Manitoba in 1878, purchased oxen and a Red River cart and headed west for a farm near what would later be known as Oakburn. On 6 April 1882 he married Anna Menzies (?-?, sister of Robert Menzies) and they had six children: John D. Black, David A. Black, Grace Black (wife of William Gegie), Margaret Black, Annie Black, and Mary Jane Black. The family were Presbyterians.


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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 April 2020

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