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Memorable Manitobans: William Brown (1870-1943)

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Farmer, municipal official, MLA (1923-1927).

Born near Lindsay, Ontario on 21 February 1870, he came to Manitoba in 1888 where he farmed near Roland. On 6 January 1904, he married Jennie Bruce (?-?). They had one son. He was superintendent of the Pomeroy United Church Sunday School for over 25 years, a member of the Orange Lodge, and a school trustee. He was one of the first councillors of the Rural Municipality of Dufferin. He also was Councillor and Reeve of the Rural Municipality of Roland, and member of the Manitoba Legislature for Dufferin constituency from 1922 to 1927. He died at Carman on 9 November 1943 and was buried in the Carman Cemetery.

Sources:

“Wm. Brown, M.L.A., dies at Carman, Man.,” Winnipeg Free Press, 19 November 1943. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B9, page 143]

Obituary, Western Municipal News, December 1943, page 301.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 June 2018

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