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Memorable Manitobans: Peter Hyde (1848-1915)

Farmer, municipal official.

Born in Perth County, Ontario on 18 April 1848, son of John Hyde and Jessie Dow, he was educated locally then, in 1862, left school to help his mother operate the familiy farm after the death of his father. Eight years later, he began working as a hired farm hand then, three years later, moved to Manitoba. He bought 320 acres of land where he grew crops and raised livestock. On 22 December 1873, he married Margaret Forbes. They had five children: George Hyde, Peter L. Hyde, William A. Hyde, John Hyde, and Jesse Hyde. He served as the Reeve of the Rural Municipality of Silver Creek (1909-1914) and was President of the Silver Creek Agricultural Society for 29 years. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church. He died on 12 November 1915.

Sources:

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

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 May 2015

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