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Memorable Manitobans: Robert Tremaine Logan (1849-1941)

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Robert Tremaine Logan
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Pioneer farmer.

Born at Truro, Nova Scotia on 26 June 1849, he taught school for a time then, in 1882, he moved to Manitoba with his brother Isaac and established a homestead near the new community of Melgund which, when the Canadian Pacific Railway laid track through the area and established a station, was renamed Lauder. In 1874, he married Maria Martin Winton (1851-1937) and they had nine children, including Margaret F. Logan (1876-?), Augusta A. B. Logan (1881-?), Mary A. T. Logan (1889-?), Maria L. W. Logan (1885-?), John William Gow Logan (1886-1916, killed in the First World War), Robert Fulton Logan, Lois Ada Dalrymple Logan (wife of Robert Harvey), and Laura A. D. Logan (1893-?). In addition to farming, he served as a trustee for the local school district, and a school built near his farm was named Truro School in memory of his birthplace. He died in the RM of Cameron on 8 November 1941 and was buried in the Lauder Cemetery.

Sources:

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Pioneers of Manitoba by Robert Harvey (1970).

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 September 2018

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