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Memorable Manitobans: Robert McDonald (1865-?)


Born in Bruce County, Ontario on 25 December 1865, son of Robert and Annie McDonald, he quit school at the age of 14 and moved to Manitoba where he worked on various ranches for about 16 years. He then bought 360 acres in Township 17, Range 24 near Kelloe, Manitoba where he raised cattle, horses, and swine. On 14 December 1898, he married Jessie McLean. They had four children: Hugh Allan McDonald, Katie McDonald, Annie McDonald, and Ellen McDonald.


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: 23 May 2010

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