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Memorable Manitobans: Charles Everett Sweeney (1873-1953)

Farmer, municipal official.

Born at Bushnell, Illinois in 1873, he came to Canada in 1906 and took up farming near Osborne. He served as a councillor for 10 years and Reeve (1927-1932) for the Rural Municipality of Macdonald. He was a trustee for Osborne School (37 years) and an elder of Avonlea United Church. He and wife Margaret “Maggie” Moore (1874-1962) had five children: Orie Otis Sweeney (1895-1984), Dale Sweeney (1900-?), Berta Fern Sweeney (1901-?, wife of Glenn Leonard Reis), Henry Blake Sweeney (1909-1968), and Helen Isabel Sweeney (1912-1993, wife of John Albert Carter). He died at the Misericordia Hospital on 11 January 1953 and was buried in the Avonlea Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth registrations [Henry Blake Sweeney, Helen Isobell Sweeney], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Marriage registration [Helen Isobell Sweeney, John Albert Carter], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Marriage registration [Berta Fern Sweeney, Glenn Leonard Reis], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Macdonald Reeve dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 12 January 1953, page 8.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 14 January 1953, page 37.

Obituary [Orie Otis Sweeney], Winnipeg Free Press, 5 April 1984, page 64.

Obituary [Helen Isabel Carter], Winnipeg Free Press, 24 February 1993, page 39.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 March 2022

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