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Memorable Manitobans: Francis E. Lewin (1859-?)

Municipal official.

Born at London, England on 28 May 1859, son of Thomas E. Lewin and Mary Ann Spencer, he left school at the age of 18 and traveled to Australia where he worked for four years at sawmills owned by an uncle at Melbourne. In 1883, he moved to Canada, spent a year in Winnipeg, then took up a homestead claim which he farmed for ten years. In the early 1890s he moved to Macgregor where he served as clerk of both the County Court and the Rural Municipality of North Norfolk. In November 1885, he married Amanda Horst. They had three children: George Lewin, Frederick Lewin, and Bessie Lewin. He was a member of the Masons and the Canadian Order of Foresters.

Sources:

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 April 2010

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