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Memorable Manitobans: Thomas Henry Buck (1859-1929)


Born at Hanover, Ontario on 19 January 1859, son of Abraham Buck and Mary McDowell, he left home at the age of nineteen and worked in the flour milling business for two years before arriving in Manitoba in June 1881. He took up a homestead in the vicinity of Boissevain. In 1892, he moved to Killarney and opened a milling partnership with Finlay M. Young. He married Jane Myers of Hanover, Ontario in 1891. They had a daughter, Beatrice Buck. He was a member of the AF & AM (Killarney Lodge No. 50). He served as Mayor of Killarney in 1909 and 1911, and was a Liberal candidate in the 1922 provincial election. He died at Killarney on 11 May 1929.


A History of Manitoba: Its Resources and People by Prof. George Bryce, Toronto: The Canadian History Company, 1906.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 June 2018

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