Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 139 years


Pay & Donate in the MHS Online Shop


No. 86

MHS Summer
Field Trip

This Old



Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans: John J. Anderson (1836-1916)

Farmer, municipal official.

Born in Ontario on 5 October 1836, son of George Anderson and Jessie Slater, he left the family farm in 1862 and spent a year in British Columbia, then two years in Nevada, then returned to farm in Ontario. In 1890 he moved his wife, Margaret Waugh Anderson, and family of four children (Christine, George, William and John) to a farm in western Manitoba, near Melita. In 1897 he was elected to the Melita town council, and served as Reeve of the Rural Municipality of Arthur from 1902 to 1904. He died at Brandon on 6 October 1916 and was buried in Melita Cemetery.


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

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 December 2012

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z | 2017

Send corrections and additions to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban  | Our Inspiration | Acknowledgements

Support the MHS and

Back to top of page


To report an error on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2018 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.