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Memorable Manitobans: William Robert Dick (1821-1904)

Click to enlargeLumber merchant, MLA (1875-1878).

Born at Kingston, Upper Canada on 31 December 1821. He spent his boyhood and early manhood in Victoria County. He married Isabella Willock in 1845. They had six children, including John Dick. He came to Manitoba in 1871 and was the first Reeve of Springfield in 1873. He founded a lumber business in partnership with his son-in-law W. W. Banning. He later purchased businesses in Rat Portage and Norman. He was elected to the Manitoba Legislature in 1874 for the constituency of Springfield and served a one-year term. He died at Winnipeg on 31 March 1904.


Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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

Page revised: 29 January 2010

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