Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 141 years


Pay & Donate in the MHS Online Shop

Endangered Top 10
LG History

Fundraising Dinner 2020

Endangered Top 10
Top 10

Jens Munk at Churchill
Field Trip:

Manitoba History No. 90

No. 90

Memorable Manitobans of 2019
of 2019

War Memorials in Manitoba
in Manitoba

This Old Elevator
This Old

Abandoned Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans: Robert McBeth (1848-1914)

Click to enlarge

Robert McBeth
Click to enlarge

Merchant, farmer.

Born in Kildonan, a son of Robert McBeth and grandson of Alexander McBeth, brother of John McBeth and Roderick G. McBeth, he was educated in Kildonan public schools. On 1 January 1879, he married Helen Anderson, a daughter of Thomas Anderson. They had five children: Robert John McBeth (b 1880), Margaret Elliott McBeth, Roderick James McBeth (b 1885), Mary Janette McBeth (b 1889), and Catherine Helen Isabel McBeth (b 1895). His home in north Winnipeg occupies a site held by the McBeth family from the early 1800s.

He operated the store founded by his father, and later engaged in farming. McBeth was interested in the welfare of the City of Winnipeg, and served as a member of council for twelve years, a member of the Winnipeg School Board for 21 years and as its Secretary-Treasurer for eighteen years. He was a member of Kildonan Presbyterian Church and served as the clerk of session for 38 years. He was President of the Kildonan and St. Paul’s Agricultural Society, a member of the Order of Foresters, and a supporter of the Conservative party.

He died on 30 January 1914.


Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 May 2013

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z | 2017

Send corrections and additions to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban  | Our Inspiration | Acknowledgements

Support the MHS and

Back to top of page


To report an error on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2020 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.