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Memorable Manitobans: Simon James Collum (c1844-1916)

Farmer, municipal official.

While living at Morris, he and wife Agnes Christie had three children: William Henry Puddicombe Collum (1884-1917, son-in-law of George Reading Crowe), Frederick James Collum (1886-?), and Ivy Eleanor Collum (1888-1968, wife of John Herbert Riley). He served as Mayor of Morris (1894-1895). In late 1895, he rented his farm at Morris and moved to Rat Portage [now Kenora, Ontario] where he bought a farm and intended to operate a coach line business. He died at Toronto, Ontario on 27 April 1916.


Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1891 Canada census, Ancestry.

“Morris matters”, Manitoba Free Press, 28 February 1894, page 6.

“Local brevities”, Manitoba Free Press, 19 December 1895, page 8.

Attestation Papers [W. H. P. Collum], Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.

“Capt. William Collum left estate of $106,504,” Manitoba Free Press, 27 June 1918, page 4.

Ontario death registration, Ancestry.

Obituary [Ivy Eleanor Riley], Winnipeg Free Press, 23 February 1968, page 29.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 January 2021

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