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Memorable Manitobans: James Wellington McCrae (1857-1930)

Farmer, implements dealer.

Born in Huron County, Ontario on 4 August 1857, son of Robert McCrae, he came to Manitoba in 1878 and settled on a homestead one and a half miles from Carberry. He farmed until 1882 when he went into the agricultural implements business. That same year he married Margaret Goggin of Peterborough, Ontario. They had two children, Ella Mabel McCrae (wife of Alvin Austin Evans of Brandon) and Herbert McCrae. He served for seven years on the Carberry town council and three years as Reeve of the Rural Municipality of North Cypress. He was a Mason.

He died at Carberry on 18 December 1930.

Sources:

A History of Manitoba: Its Resources and People by Prof. George Bryce, Toronto: The Canadian History Company, 1906.

Death registration for J. W. McCrae, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 November 2009

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