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Memorable Manitobans: William Aaron Inkster (1858-1938)


Born at New Orleans, Louisiana on 7 March 1858, son of John Inkster and Mary Fogarty, he came to Manitoba as a boy and began farming. He owned 240 acres of land near Stonewall. He married Margaret Tait (1858-1933). They had ten children, of whom eight lived to adulthood: Ellen Mary Inkster, Josephine Inkster, Constance Inkster, Emily Inkster, John Inkster, Isabella Inkster, Louise Inkster (wife of William Alexander Bell), and Geoffrey James Inkster. He was a member of the Independent Order of Foresters and Episcopal Church. He died in the Rural Municipality of Rockwood on 14 October 1938 and was buried in the Stonewall Cemetery.


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

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Wayne Inkster for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 December 2020

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