Memorable Manitobans: Robert Farthing Morrison (1904-1958)
Printer, municipal official.
Born at Keyes on 26 February 1904, son of Helen Ann Smith, he came to Winnipeg in 1912 then to West Kildonan in 1935. He worked as a printer at the Stovel Advocate Company from 1946 to the time of his death, was a councillor for the Town of West Kildonan (1946-1958), President of the West Kildonan Kiwanis Club, and President of the Printing House Craftsmen. He died at his home, 368 Scotia Street, on 5 May 1958 and was buried in the Old Kildonan Cemetery. He is commemorated by R. F. Morrison School and Morrison Street in Winnipeg.
Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“W. K. councillor, R. F. Morrison dies at age of 54,” Winnipeg Free Press, 6 May 1958, page 57.
We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 30 December 2014
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