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Memorable Manitobans: Samuel Edward Burch (1889-1974)

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Samuel Edward Burch
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Farmer, MLA (1950-1953), MLA (1954-1957).

Born at Carberry on 1 August 1889, son of Lancelot Robinson Burch (1861-1951) and Jane Ann McRae (1861-1956), he was educated at Brucefield School. On 11 December 1912, he married Agnes Mabel Mann (1885-1932), daughter of R. D. Mann, of Gainsboro, Saskatchewan. They had four children: Cecil Howard Burch (1913-1971), Robert Delmer Burch (1915-2005), Agnes Eva Burch (1918-1963), and Margaret Adella Burch (1922-2018). His second marriage, on 3 October 1934, was to Lovina Jane Campbell (1898-1961), daughter of W. J. Campbell of Harding. They had two children: Barrie C. Burch and William H. “Bill” Burch. He was first elected to the Manitoba Legislature at the 1949 general election and was re-elected in 1953 but defeated in 1958. He died on 4 March 1974 and was buried in the Carberry Cemetery.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

The Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1951.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 6 March 1974, page 35.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

Members of the Legislative Assembly (deceased), Legislative Assembly of Manitoba.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Eleanor and Bill Burch for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 August 2019

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