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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 Jefferous Beaubier and Elizabeth Jane Cathcart (1834-1932), he attended Parkhill High School. He moved to Manitoba and became a businessman and farmer at Brandon. In 1893, he married Lucy Ellen Horner (1871-1962). 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 James Ewen 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: 9 October 2020

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