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Memorable Manitobans: William Compton (1850-1925)

Farmer.

Born at Christian Malford, Wiltshire, England on 9 October 1850, he married Mary Ann Haddrell on 21 December 1870 and subsequently had eight sons and two daughters. He came to Canada in 1875 and settled at South Oxford, Ontario. He moved to Manitoba in 1877 and settled on a farm near Manitou. he died in June 1925.

Father of George Compton.

Sources:

Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 May 2012

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