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Memorable Manitobans: Isaac Silverwood (1862-1928)

Contractor, farmer.

Born at Barnsley, Yorkshire, England on 11 June 1862, he married Hannah Dyson (1863-1935) in September 1884. They had eleven children: John Silverwood, Ishmail Silverwood, Sydney Silverwood (b 1887), Edwin Silverwood, David Silverwood (b 1888), Benjamin Silverwood (b 1891), Olive Silverwood, Evelyn Silverwood (b 1895, wife of Frank Webb), Maude Silverwood (b 1897, wife of Louis Christian Jensen), Hannah Silverwood (b 1899, wife of Clifford Baird), and Mary Silverwood (b 1901, wife of Llewellyn Billard). The family immigrated to Dauphin, Manitoba in June 1906 where Isaac worked building bridges and farmed. On 3 April 1928, he drowned when a car in which he was travelling fell through the ice of Lake Dauphin.

Sources:

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Dauphin man’s body recovered from lake”, Manitoba Free Press, 7 May 1928, page 7.

We thank Jan Webb for providing information used in this profile.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 July 2011

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