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Memorable Manitobans: Robert William Emmond (1869-1935)

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Robert William Emmond
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Farmer, MLA (1921-1922), MLA (1923-1927).

Born in Bruce County, Ontario on 25 November 1869, he came to Manitoba with his parents in 1877 and settled on a farm near Treherne. In 1898 he moved to a farm in the Swan River Valley. He was an early member of the United Farmers of Manitoba, and was elected to the Manitoba Legislature as a UFM member, representing the Swan River constituency, in 1920. He was re-elected as a Progressive in 1922. He died near Benito on 26 August 1935, survived by his widow and five children.

Sources:

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Robert Emmond, former M.L.A., dies at home,” Winnipeg Free Press, 27 August 1935. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B9]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 March 2017

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