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Memorable Manitobans: Michael F. Szewczyk (1904-1999)

Farmer, municipal official.

Born at Trembowla on 4 March 1904, son of Frank Szewczyk and Anna Tobaco, he moved to Chicago, Illinois in the 1920s where he worked at Western Electric for 6½ years. After marriage, he purchased a farm at Valley River and farmed there until his late 70s. He served as a councillor and Reeve (1940-1943) for the Rural Municipality of Dauphin, then was its Secretary-Treasurer (1943-1970). He was a candidate in the 1949 federal election but was defeated by W. J. Ward. He was the first President of the National Ukrainian Festival, and was a member of the School Divisions Boundaries Commission and the Manitoba Liquor Licensing Board. He died at Selkirk on 11 May 1999 and was buried at Dauphin.

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 13 May 1999, page 45.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 March 2017

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