Memorable Manitobans: Edwin David Lynch (1860-1941)
Born at Middlesex, Canada West (now Ontario) in August 1860, son of William David Lynch (?-?), nephew of Walter Lynch and James S. Lynch, he came to Manitoba with his family in 1871. He moved to California in 1874 and was educated at schools of Sacramento. He returned to Manitoba in 1883 and settled on a homestead near Westbourne. He was an unsuccessful candidate for a seat in the Legislative Assembly at the provincial general election of 1899 but was elected at the general election of 1903. He was reelected in 1907 but was defeated in 1910, being replaced by C. D. McPherson. In 1885, he married Christina Ann Morrison (1866-1942), daughter of David Morrison. They had five children: Mary Helen Lynch (1886-?), Charlotte Isabel Lynch (1887-?), Lillian Lynch (1889-?), Catherine S. Lynch (1892-?), William Walter Lynch (1899-?), and George Morrison Lynch (1910-?). He died at Winnipeg on 18 April 1941 and was buried in the Westbourne Cemetery.
Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1901, 1906 and 1911 Canada censes, Automated Genealogy.
Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, edited by C. W. Parker, Vancouver: Canadian Press Association, 1911.
“E. D. Lynch,” Winnipeg Free Press, 21 April 1941, page 15.
Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
We thank Brad Lynch for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 19 November 2017
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