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Memorable Manitobans: John Hannah (1857-?)

Farmer, municipal official.

Born in Bruce County, Ontario on 25 April 1857, son of Richard Hannah and Jane Owens, he farmed before coming to Manitoba in 1882. Two years later he took up a homestead near Pelican Lake, where he remained until 1897 when he purchased a farm four miles south of Killarney. In 1888 he was appointed councillor for the RM of Riverside, in which position he served for five years. In 1902 he was elected Reeve of the Rural Municipality of Turtle Mountain. In 1905 he was Mayor of Killarney.

In 1887 he married Kate Grieve of Bruce County, Ontario. They had five children: Clara Mabel Hannah (b 1889), Bertha Agnes Hannah (b 1892), Howard Eldon Hannah (b 1894), Mary Kathleen Hannah (b 1900), and Lawrence Hannah (b 1905).


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

Birth registrations for Hannah children, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 October 2009

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