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Memorable Manitobans: Archibald Walton (1849-1903)

Pioneer.

Born in Canada West in 1849, the son of Adam Walton, he was married twice, first to Jane Glendinning by whom he had two sons, and to Ellen Bell, by whom he had one daughter and two sons. In 1899 he left Toronto and settled near Dauphin, moving in 1900 to the Gilbert Plains district. As well as homesteading he was actively engaged in carpenter work, and helped to erect several buildings in the village of Gilbert Plains. He died in Dauphin in 1903.

Sources:

Pioneers and Early Citizens of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Manitoba Library Association, 1971.

Page revised: 27 December 2008

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