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Memorable Manitobans: William Thomas Muir (c1857-1900)

Farmer, municipal official.

Born in Ontario, son of Francis Muir and Elizabeth Lytle, he started farming in Manitoba about 1878. From 1894 to 1900, he was a councillor of the Rural Municipality of Portage la Prairie, and its Reeve in 1900 up to the time of his death at his home near High Bluff on 16 October 1900. He was the father of Edwin H. Muir.

Sources:

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Portage Reeve dead”, Manitoba Free Press, 17 October 1900, page 5.

A Century of Service, 1884-1984: The Portage Mutual Insurance Company (1984).

Tread of the Pioneers, written and edited by Joseph H. Metcalfe and published by the Portage la Prairie and District Old Timers’ Association, 1932.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 July 2019

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