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Memorable Manitobans: John Elmhurst (1867-?)


Born in Peterboro County, Ontario on 15 June 1867, son of Frank Elmhurst and Agnes Weir, he quit school at the age of 15 and assisted his father in the lumbering business, later farming. He moved to Manitoba in 1893 and, six years later, took up 640 acres of farmland in Sections 6 and 7, Township 10, Range 13 in the Rural Municipality of North Cypress. On 23 March 1898, he married Luetta Nelson at Moosomin, Saskatchewan. They had two children: Marjorie Elmhurst and John Elmhurst. He was a member of the IOOF and St. John’s Church at Pleasant Point. He served three years as a councilor and two years (1908-1909) as Reeve of the RM of North Cypress.


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: 12 June 2010

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