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Memorable Manitobans: John L. Whiteford (1872-?)


Born at Exeter, Ontario on 3 April 1872, one of eight children of Adam Whiteford and Jennett Logie, he came to Manitoba in 1888 and found work as a farm hand. Four years later he returned to Ontario and took over the family farm, returning to Manitoba two years later where he purchased 160 acres of farmland near Virden. On 29 May 1896, he married Ada C. Green (?-?) of the Joslin district of Manitoba. They had four children: Ettel M. Whiteford, Susan M. Whiteford, Jessie I. Whiteford, and James Lloyd Whiteford. He was a member of the IOOF and the Presbyterian Church. He served as secretary-treasurer of the Montgomery school district.


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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 July 2017

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