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Memorable Manitobans: Robert John Hurt (1861-?)

Lumberman, grain merchant.

Born in Nottinghamshire, England on 21 January 1861, son of John Hurt and Isabel Hurt, he went to sea at the age of 14 years and spent six years before coming to Manitoba and settling at Mountain City. In 1882 he built at grist mill at Waubesh and operated it for two years. In the Fall of 1884 he went to Max Lake where he engaged in a saw mill business for three years and, in 1886, he built the first elevator at Boissevain, in partnership with T. E. Tetchell. He married Alice M. Shaw of Derbyshire, England in 1891. They had a daughter, Alice Selina Hurt. He served for many years on the Boissevain town council and was a member of the AF & AM (Doric Lodge No. 36).


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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 July 2010

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