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Memorable Manitobans: Daniel Henry “Dan” Emes (1877-1962)

Municipal official, farmer, railwayman.

Born at Winnipeg on 18 June 1877, son of William Hugh Emes (1859-1928) and Martha Jane Wilson (1863-1953), he grew up in the Rural Municipality of St. Paul. He became involved in local municipal affairs and served as Councillor (1901-1912, 1914-1915), as well as Councillor of Rural Municipality of West St. Paul (1915-?) after the municipal division. During that time, the Emesville School District was named to commemorate him. In 1919, he married Adeline Evangelina [Evangaline] Hortense “Eva” Muyleart (1899-1994, daughter of Alphonse Muyleart) and they had two children: Robert Henry “Bob” Emes (1920-2007) and Helen Annie Emes (1921-2006). He remained in the district into the 1940s and took up work for the Canadian Pacific Railway as a switchman, retiring in 1955. Later, he moved to British Columbia where he died in St. Paul’s Hospital at Hope, British Columbia on 20 September 1962 and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery at Vancouver.


Birth Adeline Evangelina Hortense Muylaert & Bob Emes] and death [William Hugh Emes] registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Death registrations, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

1901 & 1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

1921 Canada census, Library and Archives Canada.

“Suburban points [East and West St. Paul],” Manitoba Free Press, 8 December 1915, page 4.

“Bailiff sale,” Winnipeg Tribune, 9 May 1916, page 4.

“Pioneer hotel man, ex-Reeve of West St. Paul, is buried,” Winnipeg Tribune, 19 March 1941, page 5.

Obituary [Mrs. Martha Emes], Winnipeg Free Press, 19 October 1953, page 14.

Heritage I, A Story of East St. Paul by the RM of East St. Paul, 1967.

Obituary [Robert Emes], Winnipeg Free Press, 3 November 2007.

Winnipeg estate files (ATG 0025A), PR09-01-82927 - Robert Emes, Archives of Manitoba.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 3 October 2020

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