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Memorable Manitobans: Malcolm Turriff (1849-1917)

Farmer, municipal official.

Born in Ontario on 7 June 1849, he moved to Manitoba in April 1879 and purchased the entire land section at 10-13-19 southeast of Rapid City from the Dominion Steamship Company. In 1886, he took a job as the second Clerk-Secretary of the Rural Municipality of Saskatchewan, serving until 1906. In this capacity he attended the 1905 founding meeting, in Brandon, of the Union of Manitoba Municipalities. In 1908 he was appointed by the federal government to represent Canada at the World Far in Britain.

He was married to Ellen Henry. They had nine children: William Turriff (b 1881), Alexander Turriff (b 1883), Euphemia Turriff (b 1884), Robert Gilles Turriff (b 1886), Stanley Turriff (b 1890), Malcolm Turriff (b 1892), Wallace Turriff (b 1892), John Turriff (b 1895), and Edward Turriff (b 1898).

He died at Rapid City on 24 March 1917.


1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Birth and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Malcolm Turriff,” It's Time to Remember: A Hundred Years of Progress, Tremaine-Hunterville Area, 1874-1974 by Tully McKenzie, Brandon: Tremaine Activity Group, 1975, pages 404-405. [Manitoba Legislative Library]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 June 2014

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