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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.

Sources:

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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