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Memorable Manitobans: Robert Thompson Butchart (1866-1930)

Druggist, optician.

Born in Ontario on 29 July 1866, he was working in Neepawa as a railway agent at the time of the 1901 federal census. Ten years later, he was a druggist at Minnedosa, where he lived for the remainder of his life, serving as Mayor of Minnedosa from 1910 to 1911. He was a founding member of the Manitoba Association of Optometrists, serving on its first Board of Examiners, and was President of the Manitoba Pharmaceutical Association (1924-1925). On 4 May 1892, he married Mary Albertina Logie (1867-?) at Fort William, Ontario. Their only child, Thomas Johnstone Logie Butchart (b Minnedosa, 1897) was killed in 1917 during the First World War. Butchart died in the Winnipeg General Hospital on 19 November 1930 and was buried in the Minnedosa Cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Minnedosa War Memorial (Minnedosa)


Marriage registration, Ancestry.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 21 November 1930, page 19.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 February 2016

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