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Memorable Manitobans: James Kidd Hay (1879-?)

Farmer, lumberman.

Born at Shakespeare, Ontario on 10 October 1879, son of Alexander Hay and Catherine Thompson, he came to Manitoba with his family in 1881. He attended school until the age of 18 then worked on the farms of various family members until taking up his own farm near Foxwarren, in 1900. He gave up farming in May 1912 and moved into Foxwarren where he took over operation of a lumber business established by his father-in-law.

On 12 July 1906, he married Bertha L. Murphy (1886-?), daughter of Isaac Murphy and Mary J. Shields, at Foxwarren. They had two daughters: Irene G. Hay (b 1907) and Muriel Hay. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

Sources:

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

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 November 2011

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