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Memorable Manitobans: Thomas Weir McCartney (1874-1940)

Farmer, municipal official.

Born at Pictou, Nova Scotia, he came to Manitoba with his parents at an early age, settling on a farm near Longburn and remaining there for the rest of his life. He was President of the Lakeside Conservative Association for many years. He served nine years on the council of the Rural Municipality of Portage la Prairie, and Reeve from 1938 to 1940. He was a member of the AF & AM (Lodge No. 7). He died at his home on 1 September 1940.


“T. McCartney, Portage Reeve, Dies, Aged 65” Winnipeg Free Press, 2 September 1940. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B9, page 96]

Page revised: 16 December 2009

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