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Memorable Manitobans: Eli Stodgell (1863-1935)

Police detective.

Born in Manitoba, he worked on the family farm until moving to Winnipeg where he worked as a police detective and eventually rose to become Chief of Detectives. On 28 May 1889, he married Christina McLeod in the Rural Municipality of Woodlands. They had four children: Margaret Stodgell (b 1889), Anne S. Stodgell (1893-1936), James Stodgell (b 1895), and William Stodgell (b 1899). He retired to Vancouver, British Columbia where he died on 24 April 1935.

Sources:

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

“Former resident of Winnipeg succumbs”, Winnipeg Free Press, 24 January 1936, page 3.

Woodlands Echoes: History of the Townships of The Rural Municipality of Woodlands No. 8 by Madeline L. Proctor, 1960.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 May 2011

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