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Memorable Manitobans: John Sweet (1861-1942)

Farmer, municipal official.

Born in Ontario on 18 November 1861, he arrived in Manitoba in 1879 and settled on a farm near Thornhill. He served as Reeve for the Rural Municipality of Stanley (1920-1922) and Chairman of the board for the Manitoba Agricultural College (?-1922), resigning the latter position to stand as a United Farmers of Manitoba candidate in the 1922 provincial general election. He was also a board member for the Morden Hospital. He died at the home of his daughter near Thornhill on 25 October 1942 and was buried in the Morden Hillside Cemetery.

Sources:

“Farm college board's chairman resigns post,” Winnipeg Tribune, 26 June 1922, page 1.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“John Sweet dies at Thornhill, Man.,” Winnipeg Free Press, 26 October 1942, page 10.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 June 2022

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