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Memorable Manitobans: Robert A. Martin (1866-?)


Born at Millbank, Ontario on 23 January 1866, one of eight children of Thomas C. Martin and Jane Bradley, he quit school at the age of 15 to work in flax mills until 1882 when he moved to Manitoba. He worked for five years for the Hudson’s Bay Company, leaving to take up farming 480 acres in Township 18, Range 24 near Shoal Lake. He grew grain and raised cattle, horses, and swine. He was a member of the Masons (Neepawa Lodge), Independent Order of Foresters, IOOF, Loyal Orange Lodge, and Grain Growers Association.


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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 May 2010

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