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Memorable Manitobans: Andrew Laughlin (1844-1916)

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Andrew Laughlin
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Banker, MLA (1879-1883).

Born in Ontario on 8 October 1844, he came to Manitoba in 1877 where he served as Registrar at Nelson. He was elected to the Manitoba Legislature at the general election in December 1879 and served a single term. He was later a banker at Cartwright, served as a Police Magistrate, and was Reeve of the Rural Municipality of Derby (1889) and Rural Municipality of Roblin (1905).

He and wife Rachel Bell (1855-1934) had three children: Mary Anne Laughlin (1877-1952, wife of David Camelon Davidson), John Bell Laughlin, and Hugh Laughlin (?-?).

He died at Winnipeg on 25 March 1916 and was buried in the Cartwright Cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Laughlin Block (650 Broadway, Cartwright, Municipality of Cartwright-Roblin)


Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

Death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Memories Along the Badger Revisited: Cartwright and District, 1885-1985 by Cartwright & District History Committee, 1985, pages 230, 324.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Oliver Bernuetz (Legislative Library of Manitoba) for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 March 2022

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