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Memorable Manitobans: Charles Sibbald (1845-1930)

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Born at Toronto, Ontario on 6 March 1845, son of Charles Sibbald and Isabella Robinson, he came to western Canada as a worker on the Canada-US Boundary Commission of 1872-1874. He stayed in Manitoba and, in 1876, he married Grace McQueen Russell (?-1888), with whom he had four daughters and one son. He died at St. Andrews on 11 June 1930 and was buried in the St. Andrew’s Cemetery.

See also:

Life on the Boundary Commission (1872-74), Being Extracts from Letters of Charles Sibbald, Jr. 1873-74 by R. Leslie Taylor
MHS Transactions, Series 3, Number 33, 1976-77 Season

Sources:

Death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Charles Sibbald, old-timer, dies,” Manitoba Free Press, 12 June 1930, page 7.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 November 2013

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