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Memorable Manitobans: Henry Ogletree (1860-1952)


Born at Ridgetown, Ontario on 18 January 1860, son of Janet McLarty and Francis Ogletree, he came from Chatham, Ontario to the Portage area with his family in 1869. A member of one of the first settler families in that district, he was educated at the Church of England public school and the Manitoba College. During his 83-year residency in the Portage district, he saw his family farm located southwest of the city grow from 12 to 700 acres.

He and his wife Margaret Grobb, whom he married on 23 May 1882 at Portage la Prairie, shared two children, Roy Ogletree and Charles Ogletree. He died at Portage la Prairie on 25 February 1952.


“Portage pioneer has 90th birthday; recalls ‘69 trek,” Winnipeg Tribune, 19 January 1950. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B10, page 130]

“Portage area farmer, Henry Ogletree dies; 83 years in Manitoba,” Winnipeg Free Press, 26 February 1952, page 28.

This page was prepared by Sarah Ramsden.

Page revised: 20 March 2011

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