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Memorable Manitobans: Francis Wesley Lipsett (1850-?)

Click to enlargeVeterinary 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, Manitoba 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.

Sources:

1881 Canada census, FamilySearch.

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

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

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 May 2010

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