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Memorable Manitobans: Robert William Emmond (1869-1935)

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Robert William Emmond
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Farmer, MLA (1921-1922), MLA (1923-1927).

Born in Bruce County, Ontario on 25 November 1869, he came to Manitoba with his parents in 1877 and settled on a farm near Treherne. In 1898 he moved to a farm in the Swan River Valley. He was an early member of the United Farmers of Manitoba, and was elected to the Manitoba Legislature as a United Farmers of Manitoba member, representing the Swan River constituency, in 1920. He was re-elected as a Progressive in 1922.

He and wife Isabella Jane Lyons (1880-1965) had five children: Olivia Margaret Ellen Emmond (1906-?, wife of Charles Hugh Logie), Richard James Emmond (1908-1984), Rabey Elspeth Emmond (1909-?), Thomas George Pullerson Emmond (1910-?), and Robert John Lewis Emmond (1912-?).

He died near Benito on 25 August 1935 and was buried in the Kenville Riverside Cemetery.


Birth, marriage, and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Robert Emmond, former M.L.A., dies at home,” Winnipeg Free Press, 27 August 1935. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B9]

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Oliver Bernuetz (Legislative Library of Manitoba) for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 January 2021

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