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Memorable Manitobans: Samuel Henry Summerscales (1872-1941)

Municipal official.

Born at Yorkshire, England on 21 July 1872, he came to Canada around 1885 and lived in Nova Scotia and Ontario. He came to Manitoba in 1890. On 11 September 1895, he married Janet Bannerman Flett (1873-1899) at Kildonan. They had two children: Robert Wilfred Summerscales (1896-1917) and Lillian Summerscales (b 1898). In 1922, he ran for a seat in the Manitoba Legislature but was defeated by C. A. Tanner. He was Acting Clerk for the Rural Municipality of St. Paul (circa 1911) and, from 1921 to 1939, was Secretary-Treasurer for the Rural Municipality of Old Kildonan. He was also Secretary of the West Kildonan School District No. 8. He died at Winnipeg on 9 June 1941 and was buried in the Old Kildonan Cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Summerscales House (1168 River Road North, RM of St. Andrews)


Birth, marriage, and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Local notes,” Manitoba Free Press, 12 July 1921, page 16.

“Summerscales is farmer candidate,” Manitoba Free Press, 8 June 1922, page 4.

“Pioneer church worker is dead,” Winnipeg Tribune, 10 June 1941, page 21.

Canadian Virtual War Memorial, Veterans Affairs Canada.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 June 2018

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