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Memorable Manitobans: Daniel William McCuaig (1855-1928)

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Daniel William McCuaig
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Farm leader.

Born at Dalkeith, Ontario on 29 June 1855, of Highland Scottish descent, he came to Manitoba in 1877, farming in the West Oakland district of the Portage Plains. Active in the United Farmers of Manitoba movement, he was President of the Manitoba Grain Growers’ Association (1905-1910). He was appointed President of the Manitoba Elevator Commission and was elected President of the Canadian Council of Agriculture. He also headed the Farmers’ Trading Company of Portage la Prairie, Manitoba Farmer’s Mutual Hail Insurance Company, and Manitoba Dairy Association (1899). He was a Patrons of Industry candidate in the November 1896 provincial by-election for the Lakeside constituency. He and wife Lily Ann Ferguson (1860-1933) had four children: Maggie C. McCuaig (1884-?), William James McCuaig (1885-1975), Malcolm Daniel McCuaig (1888-1970), and Arthur Gladstone McCuaig (1898-1914). He died at his Winnipeg home, 155 Lenore Street, on 11 June 1928 and was buried in Portage Hillside Cemetery. He was inducted posthumously into the Manitoba Agricultural Hall of Fame.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: West Oakland School No. 110 (RM of Portage la Prairie)


Birth and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 and 1911 Canada censes, Automated Genealogy.

“D. W. McCuaig, in Manitoba half century, dies,” Winnipeg Tribune, 11 June 1928, page 1.

“D. W. M’Cuaig, pioneer of Manitoba, is dead,” Manitoba Free Press, 12 June 1928, page 4.

“Funeral services for D. W. McCuaig tomorrow,” Winnipeg Tribune, 12 June 1928, page 6.

Obituary, Manitoba Free Press, 14 June 1928, page 11.

Obituary [Lily Ann McCuaig], Winnipeg Free Press, 7 December 1933, page 20.

“Dairy Association of Manitoba gains unique reputation,” Winnipeg Tribune, 26 March 1938, page 52.

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 July 2020

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