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Memorable Manitobans: Robert Hay (1838-1913)

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Robert Hay
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Farmer, municipal official.

Born at Wick, Scotland on 10 September 1838, he came to Canada and settled for a time at Edmonton. About 1873, he moved to Gonor where he farmed. He was the first Reeve of the Rural Municipality of St. Clements (1888-1904), and was a candidate for St. Clements in the 1886 provincial general election. He died at his home on 22 January 1913 and was buried in the Little Britain Cemetery. He was survived by a widow Christina McDonald and three sons: Rev. Robert J. Hay, John Hay, and Thomas Hay.


1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

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

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Robert Hay, pioneer Manitoban, is dead,” Manitoba Free Press, 24 January 1913. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B5]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 September 2020

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