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Memorable Manitobans: Adam Johnston (1863-1937)

Farmer.

Born at Owen Sound, Ontario on 8 October 1863, son of Andrew and Anne Johnston, first-cousin of James W. Johnston and Henry J. Johnston, he came to Manitoba in 1880 and homesteaded on the southeast quarter of 10-1-8 west of the Principal Meridian, near Mowbray. On 21 February 1888, he married Elizabeth Winnifred Huston (1870-1959). They had six sons and four daughters. He served as a School Trustee for many years and was a member of the Anglican church. He died on 1 August 1937 and was buried in the Jackson Cemetery.

Sources:

Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Wayne Stacey for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 April 2017

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