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Memorable Manitobans: Carson Glenn (1860-?)

Farmer, municipal official.

Born in Haldimand County, Ontario on 7 February 1860, son of William Glenn and Mary Huit, he quit school at the age of 15 to work on the family farm. He was later employed for six years by the Georgian Bay Lumber Company, coming to Manitoba in 1889 and taking up a 160-acre homestead claim near Strathclair.

On 7 November 1883, he married Margaret Jane Morrison at Haldimand, Ontario. They had four children: Laura May Glenn (b 1885, wife of Albert Schamperlean), William John Glenn (b 1891), Isabella Maud Glenn (b 1892), and James Edgar Glenn (b 1896). He served as a councillor of the Rural Municipality of Strathclair, in which capacity he attended the 1905 founding meeting, in Brandon, of the Union of Manitoba Municipalities. He was a member of the Loyal Orange Lodge and the Presbyterian Church.

He is buried in the Strathclair Cemetery.


Marriage registration, Ancestry.

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Birth registrations for Glenn children, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 June 2010

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