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Memorable Manitobans: Richard W. Earl (1855-?)

Teacher, farmer, civil servant.

Born at Winchester, Ontario on 25 February 1855, son of Rufus Earl and Katherine Redmond, he attended the Morrisburg (Ontario) high school and the St. Catharines Collegiate Institute, leaving at the age of 27 and taking a position as a teacher near Toronto. In 1884 he came to Manitoba and, for four years, taught school near Brandon. He farmed land belonging to his father-in-law for 12 years then was appointed a federal excise officer. In 1903 he was promoted to the position of deputy inland revenue collector. On 23 October 1884, he married Emma V. Doran (1857-?) at Brandon. They had two sons: Harold Doran Earl (b 1885) and Fred Graham Earl (b 1888). He was a member of the IOOF and the Methodist church.

Sources:

Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

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: 7 March 2010

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