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Memorable Manitobans: Robert Dalgarno (1859-1933)

Farmer, municipal official.

Born at Aberdeen, Scotland on 21 February 1859, he emigrated to Canada in 1882. He worked on the Ontario farm of his uncle, George Dalgarno, for a few years where he met his future wife, Sarah Ann Dunbar (1853-1915) of Peel County, Ontario. He came to Manitoba in 1886 and settled at Newdale where he filed a homestead claim for NE4-16-21 in September 1887.

He was married at Newdale on 16 January 1888. The couple had four children: James Joseph “Dunbar” Dalgarno (b 1889), Robert Shirreffs Dalgarno (b 1890), John Jardine Campbell Dalgarno (b 1892), and Annie Isabella Dalgarno (b 1893).

He served as Reeve of the Rural Municipality of Strathclair from 1899 to 1905. In this capacity, he attended the founding 1905 meeting, in Brandon, of the Union of Manitoba Municipalities.

He died in the RM of Strathclair on 23 April 1933 and was buried in the Oldale Cemetery, three miles south of Newdale.

Sources:

Robert & Sarah Dalgarno Family History by Bruce Dalgarno, July 2005.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Birth registrations for Dalgarno children and death registration for R. Dalgarno, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Strathclair history book, Manitoba Legislative Library.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 October 2009

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