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.
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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