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Memorable Manitobans: William Henry Cousins (1858-1942)

Municipal official.

A leader in the development of southeastern Manitoba and one of the founders of Lac du Bonnet, Cousins served as Reeve of the Rural Municipality of Whitemouth for several terms. He died at the St. Vital Sanatorium on 20 March 1942, at the age of 84, and was buried in the Whitemouth Old Cemetery.

Sources:

“William Henry Cousins,” Winnipeg Free Press, 24 March 1942, page 2.

Obituary, Western Municipal News, April 1942, page 99.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 May 2017

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