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Memorable Manitobans: Robert William Stewart (1857-1932)

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Born at Upper Fort Garry, 11 October 1857, son of James Stewart and Robina McKay. Married Isabelle Hume. Was educated at the Kildonan Schools. Mr. Stewart’s father, Mr. James Stewart came to Canada in the employ of the Hudson’s Bay Company; was a druggist; Mother’s people were members of the Selkirk colony. Served the company in their Northern posts and at Old Fort Garry. During the Rebellion was a prisoner of Louis Riel’s. Mr. Stewart learned the printing business in Winnipeg on the old Manitoban (Caldwell and Cunningham); Free Press; Tribune under Colonel George Ham. His father established the Selkirk Record in 1885; it is the one weekly in Manitoba that has been issued continuously; the office is up-to-date, with linotype and power plant. Member of the Weekly Newspaper Association. Member of the Council. Member of the Board of Trade. Member AF & AM, Past Worshipful Master, Lisgar Lodge No. 2. Address, Selkirk, Manitoba.

He died at Selkirk on 6 March 1932.


Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Page revised: 27 December 2008

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