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Memorable Manitobans: James Robert Mullins (1864-1941)

Farmer, municipal official.

Born at Oswestry, England on 29 June 1864, brother of H. A. Mullins, he came to Canada with his family in 1871 and settled at Lindsey, Ontario. By 1881, he was living at Toronto. On 6 October 1884, he married Jesse Wyatt (1864-?) at Winnipeg. They subsequently had a son and two daughters. A veteran of the 1885 North West Rebellion, he later farmed in western Manitoba, ran a livestock business at Virden, and served as Mayor of Virden (1910-1911). He died suddenly at Winnipeg on 31 August 1941 and was buried in Virden Cemetery.


1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Marriage and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“James R. Mullins, ex-Reeve of Virden, dies Saturday,” Winnipeg Free Press, 1 September 1941, page 10.

Western Municipal News, September 1941, page 239.

We thank Craig Mullins for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 July 2014

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