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Memorable Manitobans: Alexander Lawrence (c1847-1899)

Click to enlargeFarmer, customs officer, MLA (1888-1892).

Born in Kinross-shire, Scotland and educated in Scotland and England, he emigrated to Canada. On 22 January 1880, he married Margaret Bond of Oxford County, Ontario. He took up a farm in southern Manitoba before being acclaimed to the Manitoba Legislature in 1888. He was later appointed customs officer at Gretna. He died there on 4 August 1899.

Sources:

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Manitoba Free Press, 7 August 1899, page 6.

“Alex. Lawrence ex-M.P.P. dead” Manitoba Free Press, 7 August 1899, page 6.

This profile was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 May 2010

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