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Memorable Manitobans: Harry Porter (c1873-1948)

Pioneer, civil servant.

Born at Bridgewater, Somerset, England, he came to Canada around 1896 and farmed at Ogilvie until retiring to Gladstone in 1947. An assessor for the Municipality of Westbourne for 23 years, he also served as secretary-treasurer and trustee of the Soudan School Board for 20 years. He and his wife shared one son, George, and two daughters, Mrs. A. McGhie and Mrs. H. West. He died on 18 August 1948 at the age of 75 and was buried in Gladstone Cemetery.


“Harry Porter, pioneer, dies,” Winnipeg Tribune, 19 August 1948. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B10, page 36]

This page was prepared by Sarah Ramsden.

Page revised: 21 June 2010

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