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Memorable Manitobans: John David Baskerville (1857-1926)

Click to enlargeFarmer, municipal official, MLA (1916-1920).

Born on 10 April 1857, at Ottawa, Ontario, son of Joseph Baskerville, he was educated at Ramseys Corners. On 26 December 1888, he married Jennie Oatway, daughter of Richard Oatway, of Perth, Ontario. They had six children: Clifford W. Baskerville, Milton G. Baskerville, Lloyd O. Baskerville, Wallace R. Baskerville (222nd Battalion), Warren W. Baskerville, and Cynth Lyle Baskerville. He was elected to the Manitoba Legislature at the 1915 general election. He was a municipal councillor and school trustee for 27 years. He retired from farming around 1920 and moved into Dominion City. He died at his home on 31 January 1926 and was buried in the cemetery there.


The Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1915.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Death removes former M.L.A.” Winnipeg Tribune, 1 February 1926. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B8]

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