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Memorable Manitobans: William McFarlane (1854-1916)

Municipal official.

Born at England in July 1854, he came to Canada in 1871. He married Edith Maria Coran (1872-?) at Winnipeg on 6 December 1906 and they had a son, William Kenneth Neil McFarlane (1907-?). He lived and operated a store in Transcona, was a school trustee of the South Springfield School District, served on the Town Council (1914-1915, including a unsuccessful run for Mayor in December 1915), and was Postmaster of the Transcona Post Office from December 1912 until his death. He died at his South Transcona residence on 22 November 1916 and was buried in the Transcona Cemetery.


Birth [William Kenneth Neil McFarlane] and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

1921 & 1926 Canada censuses, Library and Archives Canada.

Post Offices and Postmasters, Library and Archives Canada.

“Transcona news,” Manitoba Free Press, 9 January 1915, page 20.

“W. McFarlane dead,” Manitoba Free Press, 23 November 1916, page 4.

Transcona Cemetery burial transcriptions, City of Winnipeg.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 28 August 2021

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