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Memorable Manitobans: Frederick Ernest Burnham (1847-?)

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Frederick E. 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, Manitoba by 1881 where he worked as a lawyer.

He and wife Ellen Eliza Cluxton had three children: Frederick W. E. Burnham, Ethel Burnham (wife of Henry Walter Whitla), and Robert Maitland Burnham. Elected to the Manitoba Legislature at the general election in January 1883, he was subsequently defeated by C. S. Douglas at a by-election held five months later.


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

We thank Fred Hill for providing information used here.

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 November 2012

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