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Memorable Manitobans: John Weir (1867-1959)

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John Weir
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Farmer, administrator.

Born in East Middlesex County, Ontario on 2 April 1867, son of John Weir and Abigail English, he came to Manitoba and, in 1891, settled on a farm near Oakville. He served as Reeve of the Rural Municipality of Portage la Prairie (1905-1906) and Superintendent of the Industrial Training School for Boys at Portage la Prairie (1912-1915). On 29 December 1892, he married Sarah Elizabeth Dixon of London, Ontario. They had four children: James Dixon Weir (b 1898), Jean Margaret Weir (b 1903), Sarah Louise Weir (b 1905), and William Cecil Weir (b 1911). He was a member of the Independent Order of Foresters and Loyal Orange Lodge. He moved to Vancouver, British Columbia in 1934 and died there on 23 September 1959.

Sources:

Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 January 2015

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