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Memorable Manitobans: Richard Langtry (1866-1954)

Merchant, municipal official.

Born at Creemore, Ontario on 8 September 1866, he moved to Virden, Manitoba in 1883 where he homesteaded. On 18 May 1887, he married Frances Ann English, at Virden. They had four sons: George Albert Langtry (b 1888), Cecil A. Langtry (b 1891), James Elmer Langtry (b 1893), and John Harold Langtry (b 1896). In 1905, he was Mayor of Virden. In this capacity he attended the 1905 founding meeting in Brandon of the Union of Manitoba Municipalities. The family moved to Winnipeg in 1907, where he served as President of the Strathcona Curling Club. He died at Winnipeg on 5 August 1954 and was buried in Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Sources:

Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 and 1911 Canada censes, Automated Genealogy.

“First mayor of Virden dies”, Winnipeg Free Press, 6 August 1954, page 6.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 February 2011

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