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Memorable Manitobans: Matthew Henry Harkness (1872-?)


Born in Victoria County, Ontario on 22 June 1872, son of John and Margaret Harkness, at the age of 7 he came with his family to a farm near Carberry. He was educated at Pleasant Point School, quitting at 14 to join his father on the farm. They sold the property in 1911 and he purchased a home in Carberry and engaged in the real estate business. On 18 December 1907, he married Annie A. Biddle at Manor, Saskatchewan. They had three children: Ian Newland Harkness, Vera Margaret Harkness, and Gregory Walter Harkness. He was a member of the IOOF, Masons, and Anglican Church. He served on the Carberry municipal council.


The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 March 2014

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