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Memorable Manitobans: Thomas Braden (1863-1950)


Born at Wellsby, Ontario on 16 June 1863, son of William H. Braden and Helen Freeborn, he worked on the family farm until 1889 when he moved to Manitoba and acquired farm land in the Rural Municipality of North Cypress. On 6 April 1892, he married Ellen Alfaretta Hodgins (?-1928), daughter of Henry Hodgins, at Carberry. They had two daughters, Clara May Braden (b 1894) and Emma Pearl Braden (b 1896). He was a member of the COF. He served for 13 years as a councillor in the Rural Municipality of North Cypress, and 22 years as Reeve, retiring in 1945. He died in February 1950 and was buried in the Carberry Cemetery.


Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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

“Reeve 22 years, T. Braden buried”, Winnipeg Free Press, 4 February 1950, page 13.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 November 2009

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