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Memorable Manitobans: William Gordon (1846-1936)

Farmer, municipal official.

Born at Goderich, Ontario on 4 September 1846, son of Murdo Cameron Gordon and Ann Burrows, he came to Manitoba in 1882 and established a 360-acre farm near Boissevain. From 1883 to 1889 he served as clerk for the RM of Riverside. In 1893 he was appointed clerk of the county court at Boissevain. In 1878, he married Mary Davidson (1855-1932) of Goderich, Ontario and they had five children: Roy Davidson S. Gordon (1880-?), Anna Elizabeth Ethel Gordon (1883-?), Norman Davidson Gordon (1885-?), Murdo William Gordon (1887-?), and Sarah Mabel Gordon (1890-?). He was a member of the AF & AM (Doric Lodge No. 36) and the IOOF. He died at Boissevain on 25 January 1936 and was buried in the Boissevain Cemetery.

Sources:

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

A History of Manitoba: Its Resources and People by Prof. George Bryce, Toronto: The Canadian History Company, 1906.

Birth and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 October 2011

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