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Memorable Manitobans: Robert Stalker (1839-1884)

Businessman.

Born at Morayshire Forres, Scotland in 1839, he emigrated to the Red River Settlement where, in 1869, he married Ellen Sutherland, daughter of Alexander Sutherland and Christy McBeth, and a niece of John Sutherland. They had twelve children, including son Alexander Hugh Stalker (1870-1932, husband of I. M. C. Stalker). In 1869, he started the Great West Saddlery Company at Winnipeg and eventually took on Elisha F. Hutchings on as a junior partner. He died of typhoid at his Winnipeg home on 8 January 1884 and was buried in the Old Kildonan Cemetery.

Sources:

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

We thank Wendy Stalker Robertson for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 September 2012

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