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Memorable Manitobans: Robert Hogg Black (c1857-1924)

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Born at Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland, he came to Winnipeg in 1886 and for several years was manager of the McClary Manufacturing Company’s branch in the city. He later became manager of the plumbing department of the J. H. Ashdown Company for twelve years, leaving to go into business for himself as a plumbing manufacturers’ agent.

He died suddenly at his Winnipeg home (682 Sherbrook) on 23 May 1924 and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery.


“Heart Failure Causes Robt H. Black’s Death” Newspaper clipping dated 24 May 1924. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B8]

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