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Memorable Manitobans: John Richard Morgan (1854-1925)

Click to enlargeFarmer, grain buyer, municipal official.

Born in Ontario on 21 May 1854, son of T. R. Morgan and Isabella Connor Burns, he was married to Margaret Morrison when they came to Manitoba in 1881 and established a homestead on 6-12-16 northwest of Carberry. They subsequently had six children: Gilbert Ernest Morgan (b 1887), Cecil Alfred Morgan (b 1889), John Alexander Morgan (b 1891), Donald James Morgan (b 1893), Mary Ellen Morgan (b 1895), and Isabella Esther Morgan (b 1897).

Morgan farmed and bought grain. He also served as secretary-treasurer for the Rural Municipality of North Cypress from 1912 to 1925. In this capacity he attended the 1905 founding meeting in Brandon of the Union of Manitoba Municipalities.

He died at Carberry on 19 April 1925. His daughter Esther took over from him as municipal secretary-treasurer, serving until 1929.


1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Birth registrations for Morgan children and death registration for J. R. Morgan, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

The People of the Big Plain: A History of the RM of North Cypress and the Town of Carberry, Carberry-North Cypress 125 History Book Committee, 2007, pages 459-460 [Manitoba Legislative Library].

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 November 2008

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