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Memorable Manitobans: George Lytle (1845-1908)

Click to enlargeFarmer, municipal official.

Born near Peterborough, Ontario in May 1845, he came to Manitoba in 1876. He and wife Margaret Harkness had seven children: William C. Lytle (b 1872), Charlotta Jane Lytle (b 1875), George Henry Lytle (b 1877), Mary A. Lytle (b 1879), Margaret Victoria Lytle (b 1885), Percival A. Lytle (b 1888), and Lucy May Lytle (b 1890). He became a councilor for the Rural Municipality of Portage la Prairie in 1877, serving for seven years, then was Reeve from 1901 to 1902. He was a member of the Orange Lodge, Foresters, and Methodist Church. He died at Winnipeg on 18 October 1908 and was buried in the High Bluff Cemetery.

Sources:

1811 Canada census, FamilySearch.

Tread of the Pioneers by J. H. Metcalfe, The Portage la Prairie and District Old Timers Association, 1932.

Death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Obituary, Manitoba Free Press, 19 October 1908, page 12.

Page revised: 30 April 2010

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