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Memorable Manitobans: Robert Stalker (1839-1884)


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.


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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