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Memorable Manitobans: David McCowan (1849-1930)

Farmer, municipal official.

Born in Ontario on 1 November 1849, he came to Manitoba in 1877 and farmed. He is remembered for his long service as Secretary-Treasurer of the Rural Municipality of Portage la Prairie (1893-1930). He died at Portage la Prairie on 10 February 1930 and was buried in the Portage Hillside Cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: McCowan House (39 Second Street SW, Portage la Prairie)


1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 November 2020

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