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Memorable Manitobans: Francis Wesley Lipsett (1850-1889)

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Francis Wesley Lipsett
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Veterinary surgeon, MLA (1879-1883).

Born on 25 October 1850, son of Robert Lipsett and Caroline Campbell, he graduated from the Toronto Veterinary College then practiced at Woodlands in the mid-1870s. He was acclaimed to the Manitoba Legislature, representing the Woodlands constituency, in 1879 and served a single term, being defeated in the 1883 election by William Wagner. He later moved to Portage la Prairie where he continued his veterinary practice. There, in 1882, he was one of the first investors in the Portage la Prairie Street Railway Company. A candidate for Woodlands in the 1883 provincial general election, he was defeated by William Wagner. He later moved to Glenboro. He died there on 27 October 1889 and was buried in the Glencoe Cemetery.

Brother-in-law of John Moore Robinson.


1881 Canada census, FamilySearch.

“Woodlands,” Manitoba Free Press, 1 October 1875, page 3.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Evening edition locals,” Manitoba Free Press, 29 October 1889, page 4.

Portage la Prairie, 1870-1970 by Anne M. Collier, page 61.

Members of the Manitoba Legislative Assembly (deceased), Legislative Assembly of Manitoba.

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 October 2018

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