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Memorable Manitobans: Robert G. McAree (1850-?)


Born at Sterling, Scotland on 15 July 1850, son of Robert McAree and Elizabeth Grant, he emigrated to Manitoba in 1874, worked for four years in Winnipeg, then moved to Minnedosa where he took up a homestead claim south of the town in Section 16, Township 15. He cleared the property of bush, built a home and other buildings, grew grain and raised cattle, swine, and horses. He also invested in real estate in teh town of McAuley. On 24 May 1877, he married Charlotte Miller at Winnipeg. They had ten children: George McAree, Robert G. McAree, Ernest McAree, Henry G. McAree, Lawrence McAree, Charles M. McAree, John Grant McAree, James Westhope McAree, Elsie McAree, and Cecil McAree. He was a member of the Ancient Order of United Workmen and the Presbyterian Church.


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: 18 April 2010

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