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Memorable Manitobans: R. James Black (1868-?)

Farmer.

Born in Wellington County, Ontario on 5 August 1868, son of D. J. Black (?-1906) and Margaret McKrag (1846-1904), his father came to Brandon, Manitoba in 1879 and developed a farm. James helped until he was 22 when started farming on his own account. On 9 June 1896 he married Hannah Leybourn. They had four sons: David J. Black, James L. Black, Thomas L. Black, and Herbert H. Black. He was a member of the IOOF.

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: 1 January 2009

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