Memorable Manitobans: Robert Isaac Crisp (1849-1927)
Born at Swaffham Prior, England on 8 November 1849, he was educated at the Commercial School (Cambridge) after which he was employed by a wholesale grain dealer, auctioneer and realtor. In 1880, he came to Canada and farmed at the Plum Creek Settlement, Manitoba. He represented the Rural Municipality of Whitewater, was a ticket, telegraph and land agent for the Canadian Pacific Railway and a proprietor of the Bell Telephone System in the Town of Souris.
On 8 January 1895, he married Cynthia Ella Way (1867-?). They had a daughter, Lorraine Louise Crisp (b 1895). He served as Reeve of the Rural Municipality of Glenwood for several years and was Secretary-Treasurer of the Glenwood Agricultural Society. He moved to Winnipeg around 1902.
The Canadian Album: Men of Canada or Success by Example, Vol. III, Bradley, Garretson & Company, Brantford, Ontario, 1894.
Birth, marriage and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
Obituary, Manitoba Free Press, 30 August 1927, page 20.
“Deaths and funerals”, Manitoba Free Press, 5 September 1927, page 10.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 28 July 2010
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