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Memorable Manitobans: Hugh Alexander Fraser (1861-1947)

Farmer, municipal official.

Born at Georgetown, Ontario on 17 February 1861, he came to Manitoba in 1883 and farmed in the Hamiota district. He was a Reeve for the RM of Hamiota (1902) and, in 1903, was elected a founding director of the Manitoba Grain Growers Association. He and wife Helen “Nellie” Kerr (1866-?) had six children: A. Merle Fraser (1893-?), John T. Fraser (1894-?), William Stanley Fraser (1895-?), George Lawrence Fraser (1897-1983), Mabel Jean Fraser (1900-?), and Edith Isobel Fraser (1902-2002, wife of Jack Milburn Scurfield). In 1909, he moved to Winnipeg where he was an active member of St. Paul’s United Church and the Assiniboine Lawn Bowling Association. He died at his Winnipeg home, 667 McDermot Avenue, on 30 May 1947.

Sources:

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Birth, marriage, and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Tribune, 2 June 1947, page 41.

Obituary [George Lawrence Fraser], Winnipeg Free Press, 20 January 1983, page 55.

Obituary [Edith Isobel Scurfield], Winnipeg Free Press, 3 July 2002, page 35.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 June 2020

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