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Manitoba History No. 88
Manitoba
History

No. 88

Lieutenant Governor's History Award
Lieutenant
Governor's
History
Award

War Memorials in Manitoba
War
Memorials
in Manitoba

This Old Elevator
This Old
Elevator

Abandoned Manitoba
Abandoned
Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans
Memorable
Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans: Frederick Ernest Burnham (1847-?)

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Frederick Ernest Burnham
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Lawyer, MLA (1883).

Born at Peterborough, Ontario on 13 December 1847, son of barrister Elias Burnham and Ann Whitney, he moved with his family to Emerson by 1881 where he worked as a lawyer. He and wife Ellen Elizabeth Cluxton (c1845-1925) had three children: Frederick W. E. Burnham, Clara Ethel Burnham (1880-1934, wife of Henry Walter Whitla), and Robert Maitland Burnham (?-?). Defeated in the 1879 provincial general election and elected at the general election in January 1883, he was subsequently defeated by Charles S. Douglas at a by-election held five months later. He later moved to West Superior and died there sometime before 1906.

Sources:

“Personal,” Manitoba Free Press, 27 April 1883, page 15.

“Pioneer resident of Manitoba passes away,” Manitoba Free Press, 17 February 1925, page 4.

“Deaths and funerals,” Manitoba Free Press, 18 February 1925, page 16.

Members of the Legislative Assembly (deceased), Legislative Assembly of Manitoba.

We thank Fred Hill for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 December 2018

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