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Memorable Manitobans: Watson Montgomery Crosby (1857-1897)

Farmer, municipal official, MLA (1896-1897).

Born at French River, Prince Edward Island on 10 June 1857, the son of Charles Crosby and grandson of Senator Donald Montgomery, he was educated at Centreville Grammar School, French River, and taught school in P.E.I. He came to Manitoba in 1879, settling on a farm near Virden. He served as a Councillor and Reeve (1893-1896) of the Rural Municipality of Wallace, and was elected to the Manitoba Legislative Assembly in 1896. He died of typhoid fever, unmarried, at Winnipeg on 19 March 1897 and was buried in Virden.

Sources:

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“W. Crosby, M.P.P., Dead”, Manitoba Free Press, 20 March 1897.

Pioneers and Early Citizens of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Manitoba Library Association, 1971.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 December 2011

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