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Memorable Manitobans: Sampson Leslie Head (1850-1941)

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Sampson Leslie Head
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Grain and livestock dealer.

Born in Ontario on 12 August 1850, he moved to Rapid City where he worked as a cattle dealer and served as Mayor of the town (1888). He and wife Sophia McGinn (1851-1933) had 11 children, including: William R. Head (1875-?), Gertrude Head (1880-?), Leslie H. Head (1884-?), Laura L. Head (1888-?), Sophia Head (1889-?), Stanley Head (1890-?), and Kathleen Head (1897-?). He was an unsuccessful candidate in the 1904 federal general election, being defeated by W. J. Roche. By 1911 the family was living in Winnipeg. He died at his residence, 26 Rosseau Avenue West, on 29 September 1941 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.

Sources:

1901 and 1911 Canada censes, Automated Genealogy.

Obituary [Sophia Head], Winnipeg Free Press, 1 May 1933, page 4.

We thank Pierre Riley for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 October 2017

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