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Memorable Manitobans: Thomas Dickie (1860-1935)

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Thomas Dickie
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Publisher, MLA (1896-1899), lawyer.

Born at Puslinch Lake, Ontario on 24 October 1860, son of James and Elizabeth Dickie, he was educated at Guelph High School and St. Catharines Collegiate. In 1893, in partnership with William J. Barclay, he took over the Souris Plaindealer newspaper and was serving as a Justice of the Peace at Souris prior to his election to the Manitoba Legislature in the 1896 general election, for the Avondale constituency. He served a single term, being defeated in the 1899 general election, then trained as a lawyer at Wawanesa. On 2 August 1892, he married Sarah Jane Griffiths (1849-1931) in the Rural Municipality of Glenwood. He later moved to Winnipeg and worked as a lawyer. He moved to Vancouver, British Columbia around 1911, where he died on 16 December 1935.

Sources:

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Thomas Dickie,” Manitoba Free Press, 16 March 1899, page 12.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Souris,” Manitoba Free Press, 2 January 1901, page 6.

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 September 2018

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