Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 140 years

 

Pay & Donate in the MHS Online Shop

Endangered Top 10
Endangered
Top 10
2019

Jens Munk at Churchill
Field Trip:
Churchill
2020

Manitoba History No. 89
Manitoba
History

No. 89

War Memorials in Manitoba
War
Memorials
in Manitoba

This Old Elevator
This Old
Elevator

Abandoned Manitoba
Abandoned
Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans
Memorable
Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans: Richard D. Foley (1842-1912)

Click to enlargeFarmer and homestead inspector.

Born at Bowmanville, Canada West in 1842. He moved from Ontario to Manitoba in 1879 and began farming near Manitou. He established the first herd of shorthorn cattle in Manitoba. He was a liberal in politics. Active in the municipal organization of the district, he was a member of the old council of Louise Municipality, precursor to the Rural Municipality of Pembina. Foley was appointed Dominion Homestead Inspector in 1896. This appointment was held until his death, which occurred at his Winnipeg home, 232 Spence Street, on 24 February 1912 and was buried in Manitou Cemetery. He was survived by his wife and four children. He is commemorated by Foley Avenue in Winnipeg.

Sources:

“Pioneer official of Manitoba dies”, Manitoba Free Press, 26 February 1912. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B5]

Pioneers and Early Citizens of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Manitoba Library Association, 1971.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 October 2010

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z | 2017


Send corrections and additions to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at biographies@mhs.mb.ca

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban  | Our Inspiration | Acknowledgements

Support the MHS and

Back to top of page

   


To report an error on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2019 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.