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Memorable Manitobans: Edwin D. Lynch (1860-1941)

Click to enlargeFarmer, MLA (1903-1907), MLA (1908-1910).

Born at Middlesex, Ontario in August 1860, son of Walter 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 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 Morrison (1866-?), daughter of David Morrison. They had five children: Mary Helen Lynch (b 1886), Charlotte T. Lynch (b 1887), Lillian Lynch (b 1889), Catherine S. Lynch (b 1892), William Walter Lynch (b 1899), and George Morrison Lynch (b 1910).

He died at Winnipeg on 18 April 1941 and was buried at Westbourne.


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, former M.L.A., dies in hospital”, Winnipeg Tribune, 19 April 1941. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B9]

“E. D. Lynch”, Winnipeg Free Press, 21 April 1941, page 15.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 April 2012

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