Memorable Manitobans: Christopher Hill (1846-1912)
Born near Ingersoll, Ontario on 10 April 1846, he came west in 1877 and worked in constructing telegraph lines between Port Arthur [now Thunder Bay] and Fort Frances in Ontario. In 1878, he farmed east of the present-day site of Carman, at SW35-6-4W, with his wife Lydia “Liddie” Mallory (1851-1922). They had no children. In the late 1890s, he moved into Carman and opened a general store. After a few years, he sold the store and lived in retirement. He was an original member of the Church of Christ Disciple, served on the Dufferin municipal council for three years, and was a director of the Dufferin Agricultural Society. He died at Carman on 1 May 1912 and was buried in the Greenwood Cemetery.
1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Obituary, Dufferin Leader, 9 May 1912.
“Christopher Hill,” The Rural Municipality of Dufferin: 1880-1980 compiled and edited by June M. Watson with the assistance of the Dufferin History Book Committee, 1982, page 502.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 6 September 2021