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Memorable Manitobans: Robert Crawford (1862-?)

Locomotive engineer.

Born at Montreal, Quebec on 13 October 1862, son of A. R. Crawford and C. J. Hackett, he was educated at Montreal. He commenced railroading in 1879, as a fireman and transferred to Manitoba in 1882 as an engineer for the Canadian Pacific Railway, at the age of 20 years. At the time of his retirement in April 1925, he was a passenger engineer running out of Brandon. He was a member of the Brotherhood Locomotive Engineers for a period of 36 years. On 24 May 1885, he married Alvina Mann (?-?) and they had six sons and five daughters. he was a prominent member of the Knights of Columbus, having held all state offices, and a member of the Brandon Board of Trade and the Roman Catholic church. He was also a Alderman of the City of Brandon. Roman Catholic. In 1925, he lived at 265 Prospect Crescent, Pasadena, California.


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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 October 2016

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