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Memorable Manitobans: James Sinclair Reekie (1857-1942)

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James Sinclair Reekie
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Implement dealer, municipal official.

Born in Ontario on 3 October 1857, he was a Reeve for the Rural Municipality of Morton (1898) and the first Mayor of Boissevain (1899). He was a Liberal candidate for the Turtle Mountain constituency in the 1899 provincial general election but was defeated by incumbent James Johnson. He and wife Annie Scott (?-?) had five children: Eva Scott Reekie (1884-?), Sinclair Reekie (1885-?), Annie M. Reekie (1888-?), Florence May Reekie (1889-?), and James Garfield Reekie (1891-1891). He died at Vancouver, British Columbia on 17 April 1942.


Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 September 2018

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