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Memorable Manitobans: John R. McDonald (1869-?)


Born in Bruce County, Ontario on 12 July 1869, son of Robert and Annie McDonald, the family moved to a farm in Township 18, Range 24 near Shoal Lake, Manitoba. He was educated at public schools of Ontario and Culross, Manitoba, qutting at the age of 16 to work on the family farm. He inherited the farm after his father’s death in 1904. In November 1904, he married Christine McLean at Shoal Lake. They had two sons: Archibald McDonald and Donald McDonald. He was a member of the Manitoba OGrain Growers Association 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: 24 May 2010

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