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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.

Sources:

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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