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Memorable Manitobans: Gardner Greenlay (1847-1906)

Farmer, municipal official.

Born in Quebec in 1847, he came to Manitoba with the Wolseley Expedition in 1870, later taking up a farm near High Bluff. He served as Reeve of the Rural Municipality of Portage la Prairie from 1891 to 1892 and a municipal councillor from 1887 to 1893 and again in 1900. He served as a Director of the Portage Mutual Insurance Company from 1888 to 1891. He and wife Eliza Donnelly (1857-1926) had eight children: Louisa E. Greenlay (1873-1962), Lazenby Stevens Greenlay (1876-1961), Isabella R. Greenlay (1878-?), Robert Andrew Greenlay (1882-1956), Margaret Ann Greenlay (1886-?), Gardiner Artemaus Greenlay (1891-1893), Cecil Henry Greenlay (1895-1990), and Charles Edwin Greenlay.

Sources:

Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

A Century of Service, 1884-1984: The Portage Mutual Insurance Company (1984).

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 August 2019

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