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Memorable Manitobans: James Oswald Argue (1888-1955)

Farmer, MLA (1946-1949), MLA (1950-1953), MLA (1954-1957).

Born at Elgin on 12 September 1888, son of James H. Argue and Emma Shorey, he was educated at Wesley College. On 21 December 1911, he married Christina Yuill (?-?), daughter of J. B. Yuill, of Renfrew, Ontario. They had three children: James Buchanan Argue, Nora Argue (wife of Wallis Setter of Minnedosa), and Marion Argue (wife of Edward McGillivray of Winnipeg). He was elected as a Progressive Conservative to the Manitoba Legislature in the general election in October 1945 and was re-elected in 1949 and 1953. He died in 1955 and was buried in the Elgin Cemetery.

Sources:

The Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1947.

Members of the Legislative Assembly (deceased), Legislative Assembly of Manitoba.

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 August 2018

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