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Memorable Manitobans: Edward Soldan (1854-1927)

Farmer, municipal official.

Born in Ontario on 29 June 1854, he operated a saw mill before bringing his wife Margaret Dick and first son to Manitoba in 1879 and settled on a farm at SW17-14-20 in the Moline district northwest of Rapid City. He eventually had four sons: Conrad Soldan (b 1879), David Soldan (b 1881), Eldon Oliver Allen Soldan (1883-1957), and William Frederick Edward Soldan (1892-1952). He farmed and, during the winter, also operated a saw mill in the Riding Mountains. He served as a councillor for the Rural Municipality of Saskatchewan for many years, and Reeve of the RM of Saskatchewan from 1897 to 1905, in which capacity he attended the 1905 founding meeting in Brandon of the Union of Manitoba Municipalities. He died at Rapid City on 2 May 1927.

Sources:

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Death registration for E. Soldan, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Rapid City & District: Our Past For The Future, Rapid City Historical Book Committee, 1978, pages 345-346 [Manitoba Legislative Library].

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 December 2011

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