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Memorable Manitobans: Robert Mowbray Graham (1851-1932)

Farmer, businessman, municipal official.

Born in Ontario on 1 July 1851, he came to southwestern Manitoba in 1882 and established a general store near the present site of Melita. Appointed the Melita postmaster in 1884, he served until 1912 when he was dismissed for “political partisanship”. He was Mayor of Melita from 1908 to 1912. He moved to Winnipeg in 1922 where he died on 2 July 1932 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.

Sources:

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Post Offices and Postmasters, Library and Archives Canada.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 4 July 1932, page 14.

“Mrs. R. M. Graham, Manitoba pioneer, dies in 83rd year,” Winnipeg Free Press, 18 December 1937, page 7.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 October 2020

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