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Memorable Manitobans: Gardner Greenlay (1847-?)

Farmer, municipal official.

Born in Quebec, he came to Manitoba with the Wolseley Expedition in 1870, later taking up a farm near High Bluff. He served as Reeve of the Rural Municipality of Portage la Prairie from 1891 to 1892 and a municipal councillor from 1887 to 1893 and again in 1900. He served as a Director of the Portage Mutual Insurance Company from 1888 to 1891. He and wife Eliza Donnelly had seven children: Louisa E. Greenlay (b 1873), Lazenby S. Greenlay (b 1876), Isabella R. Greenlay (b 1878), Robert A. Greenlay (b 1882), Margaret Ann Greenlay (b 1886), Cecil Henry Greenlay (b 1895), and Charles Edwin Greenlay.

Sources:

Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

A Century of Service, 1884-1984: The Portage Mutual Insurance Company (1984).

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 October 2009

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