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Memorable Manitobans: Robert Crosby Ennis (1859-1925)

MLA (1900-1903).

Elected to the Manitoba Legislature at the general election in December 1899, defeating Conservative challenger John A. Davidson, he resigned his seat in February 1900 citing pressure on him by the Conservative government of Hugh John Macdonald. Davidson subsequently won the seat at a by-election. Ennis lived at Neepawa for a time then moved to Seniac, Saskatchewan around 1909. He died at Brandon on 13 November 1925, survived by a widow and three sons.


“Ennis resigns,” Brandon Western Sun, 1 March 1900, page 6.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Brandon Daily Sun, 14 November 1925, page 8.

Members of the Legislative Assembly (deceased), Legislative Assembly of Manitoba.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 September 2014

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