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Memorable Manitobans: Henry Gratton “Gin” Langrell (1893-1979)

Farmer, municipal official.

Born on the family farm in the Rural Municipality of Woodlands on 16 February 1893, son of Edward P. Langrell and Mary Elizabeth Trevillian, he farmed in the area from 1916 to 1932, at which time he operated a general store at Warren for seven years. He then returned to farming. Active in community life, he served as Reeve of the Rural Municipality of Woodlands (1948-1959) and President of the Manitoba Good Roads Association (1955-?). He was a member of the board for the Stonewall Medical Health Unit, Warren School, and Woodlands School. He was an unsuccessful candidate in the 1953 provincial election. After a lengthy illness, he died at Winnipeg on 23 September 1979 and was buried in the Warren Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 24 September 1979, page 45.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 September 2018

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