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Memorable Manitobans: David Wilson Beaubier (1864-1938)

Farmer, businessman, MP (1930-1935), MP (1936-1940).

Born at St. Mary’s, Ontario on 2 May 1864, son of Thomas J. Beaubier and Elizabeth Cathcart, he attended Parkhill High School. He moved to Manitoba and became a businessman and farmer at Brandon. In 1893, he married Lucy Ellen Horner. He served in the First World War, raising the 181st Battalion in 1916 and taking it to England as Lieutenant-Colonel. He stood as a candidate for Brandon at the federal general elections of 1925 and 1926 but was defeated each time. He was elected in 1930 and re-elected in 1935. He died while in office, on 1 September 1938, and was replaced by J. E. Matthews. He was buried in the Brandon Cemetery.

Sources:

The Canadian Directory of Parliament, 1867-1967, edited by J. K. Johnson, Public Archives of Canada, Ottawa [Library and Archives Canada], 1968.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 June 2017

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