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Memorable Manitobans: John Black (1854-?)

Farmer.

Born in Wellington County, Ontario on 20 November 1854, son of John Black and Margaret Ord, he left school at the age of 14 to become a farm labourer. He came to Manitoba in 1878, purchased oxen and a Red River cart and headed west for a farm near what would later be known as Oakburn. On 6 April 1882 he married Anna Menzies (?-?, sister of Robert Menzies) and they had six children: John D. Black, David A. Black, Grace Black (wife of William Gegie), Margaret Black, Annie Black, and Mary Jane Black. The family were Presbyterians.

Sources:

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 April 2020

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