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Memorable Manitobans: Malcolm McKellar (1847-1928)


Born at East Zorra, Oxford County, Canada West (now Ontario) on 4 December 1847, he came to Manitoba in 1880 and farmed 500 acres near Pilot Mound. On 5 April 1870, he married Agnes Bale (1849-1920) of Devonshire, England at Woodstock, Ontario and they had five sons and four daughters. For several years, he was a trustee for the Huron School District, and later Pilot Mound School District. He was an elder of the Presbyterian Church for over thirty years. He died at Pilot Mound on 28 October 1928 and was buried in the Pilot Mound Old Cemetery.


Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Kim Olthof for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 August 2020

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