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Memorable Manitobans: Francis J. Lundy (1842-1912)

Pioneer.

He was born in the township of Chincouchie, Leeds county, Canada West, on 14 February 1842. He taught school for a number of years at Brampton, then entered actively in the oil industry in Petrolia. He came to Winnipeg in 1872. During his four-year stay he helped to erect a grist mill, known as the MacLean flour mill, which was purchased by the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1875. He moved to Weyburn, Saskatchewan in 1876, where he took up farming, then moved to the Rural Municipality of St. Laurent, in 1880.

Lundyville, Manitoba, where he served as postmaster, was named after him. He remained there until shortly before his death. He was a member of the Conservative party and active in the Orange Order. He was a secretary-treasurer and trustee of the Lilybay school for fifteen years, and was a commissioner of the Court of Queen’s Bench for thirty years.

Lundy died in Winnipeg on 16 December 1912, survived by four sons and two daughters.

Sources:

Pioneers and Early Citizens of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Manitoba Library Association, 1971.

Page revised: 17 October 2008

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