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Memorable Manitobans: Kenneth McIver (1847-?)


Born at Ross-shire, Scotland in 1847, son of Hugh McIver and Flora McIntosh, he emigrated to Manitoba in 1881. He took up farming and introduced such crops as western dry grass and alfalfa to the province. He also raised Shorthorn cattle and farmed 320 acres in Township 10, Range 26 near Virden, along with 160 acres of grazing land. On 24 May 1881, he married Margaret Campbell at Inverness, Scotland. They had six children: Flora McIver (wife of D. W. McIver), K. W. McIver, Mary Edmonton McIver, Eva McIver, Hugh McIver, and Jessie McIver.


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: 12 June 2010

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