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Memorable Manitobans: Cassius Lamont Stoney (1872-1959)

Click to enlargeFarmer, municipal official.

Born at Clinton, Wisconsin on 23 May 1872, son of John W. Stoney and Hannah Webster, he married Nellie Agnes Shepard (1876-1935) in 1897 and had four children: Edwin Stoney (1899-1932), Harold Stoney, Grace Stoney, and Ellen Stoney. The family came to Manitoba in 1912, purchasing a farm on the Red River in the Rural Municipality of Morris. He served on the Morris School Board for 20 years, was a trustee of Carleton School, and was President of the Morris Agricultural Society. He was a member of the municipal council from 1918 to 1924, and was Reeve of Morris from 1923 to 1935. He was President of the Union of Manitoba Municipalities in 1934 and 1935. He retired from farming in 1942 and moved to Los Angeles, California, where he died on 29 November 1959.

Sources:

Western Municipal News, January 1934, page 3.

Furrows in the Valley: A Centennial Project of the Rural Municipality of Morris, 1880-1980, A History of the Municipality and its People, compiled by The History Book Committee, edited by Lenore Eidse, Rural Municipality of Morris, 1980.

Death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

California Death Records, Rootsweb.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 March 2012

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