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Memorable Manitobans: Robert Anderson (1852-1936)

Farmer.

Born in Ontario on 22 February 1852, son of Thomas Anderson (?-1895) and Margaret Elliott, the family came to Manitoba in 1873 and settled on a farm at Kildonan, where the father served as a councilman. Robert left the family farm at the age of 27 to take up a 160-acre homestead. On 1 January 1880 he married Jemima Appleyard. He retired from farming in 1909 and lived in Stonewall, where he died on 4 July 1936.

Sources:

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: 27 December 2008

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