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Memorable Manitobans: G. Herbert Harland (1869-?)


Born at Croydon, England on 22 July 1869, son of Henry and Annie E. Harland, he quit school at the age of 15 to learn watchmaking under his father. He worked as a watchmaker and jeweler until 1892 when he emigrated to Canada and came to Manitoba. He operated a rented farm for two years before purchasing 320 acres with his brother. In 1897 he bought 480 acres in Township 13, Range 17 near Moore Park where he grew crops and raised cattle, horses, and swine. In November 1901, he married Agnes Scott. They had four children: George Harland, Ronald Harland, Gertrude Harland, and May Harland. He was a member of the Ancient Order of United Workmen and the Anglican Church.


The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 April 2010

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