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Memorable Manitobans: Duncan Cameron (1863-1942)

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Duncan Cameron
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Farmer, MLA (1908-1910).

Born at Morven, Argyllshire, Scotland on 1 May 1863, son of Alexander and Mary Cameron, he was educated at Oban, Scotland. Immigrating to Canada, he was one of the first settlers to take up lands in the Gilbert Plains area, in 1889, where he also operated a general store, from 1893 to 1899, farmed and raised livestock. In 1896, he married Christina McTavish of Worcester, Ontario, with whom he had a son and four daughters. On the formation of the Rural Municipality of Gilbert Plains, he was acclaimed its first Reeve. He later represented Gilbert Plains in the Manitoba Legislature from 1908 to 1910. He died at Gilbert Plains on 23 September 1942 and was buried in the Chatsworth Cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Glenlyon School No. 1209 (Municipality of Gilbert Plains)

Sources:

Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, edited by C. W. Parker, Vancouver: Canadian Press Association, 1911.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Western Municipal News, December 1942, page 316.

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 November 2017

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