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Memorable Manitobans: David Porteous (1855-1915)

Click to enlargeFarmer, municipal official.

Born in Wellington County, Ontario on 9 February 1855, son of David Porteous and Jane Greenwood, he married Rose Julie Hill (1870-1946) on 11 March 1891. They had four children: Andrew George Porteous (1891-1975), John William Porteous (1893-1978), Eliza Isabella Porteous (1899-1998), and David Edward Porteous (1903-1984).

He attended the 1905 founding meeting, in Brandon, of the Union of Manitoba Municipalities, in his capacity as Reeve of the Rural Municipality of Woodlands.

He died in the RM of Marquette on 21 March 1915.


Yesteryears, Woodlands Municipal Memoirs

We thank Pat Allan for providing information used in this profile.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 May 2011

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