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Memorable Manitobans: John Edwin Gayton (1849-1923)

Municipal official.

Born in Devonshire, England on 26 August 1849, he came to Canada in 1852, settling at Montreal. His wife, a sister of Saskatchewan Senator J. G. Turriff, came with him to Manitoba in 1878 and homesteaded in the Manitou district. Brother-in-law of A. J. Adamson. He served as Clerk and Treasurer for Rural Municipality of Pembina for 27 years. He attended the founding 1905 meeting, in Brandon, of the Union of Manitoba Municipalities. He was a Liberal candidate for the Manitou constituency in the 1910 provincial general election. He died at Manitou on 5 May 1923.


1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

Reprint of Southern Manitoba and Turtle Mountain Country by L. O. Armstrong, annotated by Felix G. Kuehn, Winnipeg: Boundary Commission – North West Mounted Police Association, March 1991. [Archives of the Diocese of Rupert’s Land]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 September 2018

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