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Memorable Manitobans: John Fletcher Goldsborough (1863-1943)

Farmer, municipal official.

Born at Idle, Yorkshire, England on 21 August 1863, son of Joseph Goldsbrough (1827-1884) and Mercy Hannah Fletcher (1828-1875), he worked in a textile mill before emigrating to Canada in 1884. He came to Manitoba and found work on the Parker farm near Sanford. After saving up enough money to buy his own land, he married Emma Elizabeth Mellow (1872-1955) and settled on a farm on the banks of the Lasalle River. They had six children: Laura Jane Goldsborough (1895-1991, wife of George William Hinks), Joseph Henry Goldsborough (1896-1982, father of Leonard Harvey Goldsborough), John Arthur Goldsborough (1898-1984), Hattie Elizabeth Goldsborough (1901-1998, wife of Leonard Augustus Hadfield), Ralph Fletcher Goldsborough (1903-1993), and Susannah Grace Goldsborough (1907-1990, wife of Fred Letellier). He served as a councillor and Reeve for the Rural Municipality of Macdonald. In 1905, he attended the founding meeting, in Brandon, of the Union of Manitoba Municipalities. He died at Starbuck on 14 December 1943 and was buried in the Starbuck Cemetery.

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This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough, great-grandson of J. F. Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 November 2017

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