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Memorable Manitobans: John Crawford (1859-?)


Born at Dalry, Ayrshire, Scotland on 16 May 1859, son of John Crawford and Mary Cruickshank, the family emigrated to Canada in 1865, settling first at Nova Scotia where his father managed a coal mine. At the age of 14 he worked in the mine then became a fireman for the Nova Scotia Coal Railroad Company. In 1879, he moved with his parents to Manitoba and took up a farm in Township 11, Range 18 where they were the first settlers. On 13 June 1883, he married Abigail Maria Brooks (1865-1913). They had ten children: William Crawford, Bertha Crawford, Levina Crawford, F. W. Crawford, Harriet Crawford, Harold Crawford, Jean Crawford, Florence Crawford, Ida Crawford, and Lloyd Crawford. He was a member of the Methodist church and the Independent Order of Foresters.


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: 23 May 2010

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