Memorable Manitobans: Thomas E. Greenwood (1859-1934)
Farmer, businessman, MLA (1900-1903).
Born at Mitchell, Ontario on 10 May 1859, he came to Brandon in April 1882 and, two months later, began farming in the Douglas area, accumulating land until he had 1,500 acres by 1905. He also bought grain on behalf of the Ogilvie Milling Company and operated a general store at Douglas from 1894 to 1924. On 27 December 1882, he married Annie Brooks (?-?) at Brandon. They had three children: Earl Richmond Greenwood (1884-1905), Hazel Evangeline Greenwood (1896-?, wife of A. A. Egan), and Zetta Louisa Greenwood (1901-?, wife of Robert C. Latimer). He was a Conservative candidate for the North Brandon constituency in the 1892 general election but was defeated by Clifford Sifton. He was elected in 1899 and served a single term until redistribution eliminated his seat. He was a member of the Douglas Methodist Church. He died at Brandon on 14 May 1934 and was buried at Mitchell, Ontario.
1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
Birth, marriage, and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“Pioneer farmer of Douglas dead,” Winnipeg Free Press, 15 May 1934, page 6.
We thank Peter Duncan Thomas for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 30 September 2018
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