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Manitoba Photographers: John A. McArter (1872-1915)

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John McArter
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Born in Huron County, Ontario in February 1872, he received his education there then opened a photographic studio at Brussels, Ontario. He came to Manitoba briefly in 1901 before returning east to dispose of his business. He came to Hartney in 1904 and bought the Hartney Photo Studio, taking numerous photographs of pioneer farming in the region.

On 5 September 1906, he married Mary Lilly Morden (1887-1985) and they had two daughters: Christina Janet McArter (1908-1924) and Margaret Ellen McArter (1910-?, wife of Max Hohenstein).

He died at Hartney on 30 April 1915.

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Birth, marriage, and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Sales made by the locators,” Manitoba Free Press, 23 March 1908, page 6.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

A Century of Living: Hartney, 1882-1982 by Hartney and District Historical Committee, 1982, page 471.

Obituary [Mary Lilly McArter], Winnipeg Free Press, 16 February 1985, page 55.

Obituary [Margaret Ellen Hohenstein], Winnipeg Free Press, 14 April 1992, page 31.

We thank John McArter for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 January 2021

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