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Manitoba History No. 89
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Memorable Manitobans: Harry Meikle (1857-1931)

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Harry Meikle
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General merchant, municipal official.

Born at Burritts Rapids, Ontario on 14 February 1857, son of John Meikle and Eliza Barron, he worked at local stores until 1881 when he came to Manitoba. In the spring of 1882 he moved to Nelson and worked in a general merchandise store belonging to David McKay. He bought the business from his employer in 1883 and, in partnership with T. S. Coppinger, moved the store to Morden in spring of 1886, buying out his partner three years later. In 1891 he married Charlotte Bruce (?-1908), of Chicago. They had four children: Bruce Meikle (1893-1973), Charlotte Eliza “Lila” Meikle (1895-?), Edith Belle Meikle (1897-?), and John Ross “Jack” Meikle (1899-?). He was a member of the AF & AM (Belmont Lodge No. 13) and the IOOF. In 1902, he served as Mayor of Morden. He died at Morden on 31 May 1931 and was buried in the Morden Hillside Cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Morden Land Titles Building (351 Stephen Street, Morden)

Sources:

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

A History of Manitoba: Its Resources and People by Prof. George Bryce, Toronto: The Canadian History Company, 1906.

Birth and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

Obituary [Bruce Meikle], Winnipeg Free Press, 28 June 1973, page 31.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 May 2017

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