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Memorable Manitobans: Peter Hyde (1848-1915)

Farmer, municipal official.

Born in Perth County, Ontario on 18 April 1848, son of John Hyde and Jessie Dow, he was educated locally then, in 1862, left school to help his mother operate the family farm after the death of his father. Eight years later, he began working as a hired farm hand then, three years later, moved to Manitoba. After living at Balmoral for a time, he moved to the Silver Creek area where he bought 320 acres of land to grow crops and raise livestock. On 22 December 1873, he married Margaret Forbes (1848-1909) and they had seven children: John Hyde (1875-1880), Margaret Paterson Hyde (1878-1880), George Hyde (1880-1894), Jessie Dow Hyde (1882-1950), Peter Lawrence Hyde, William A. Hyde (1889-1964), and John “Jack” Hyde (1893-1974). He served as the Reeve of the Rural Municipality of Silver Creek (1909-1914) and was President of the Silver Creek Agricultural Society for 29 years. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church. He died on 12 November 1915 and was buried in the Silver Creek Cemetery.


1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

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

Birth and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Clark Hyde for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 August 2019

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