Memorable Manitobans: Daniel William McCuaig (1855-1928)
Born at Dalkeith, Ontario on 29 June 1855, of Highland Scottish descent, he came to Manitoba in 1877, farming in the West Oakland district of the Portage Plains. Active in the United Farmers of Manitoba movement, he was President of the Manitoba Grain Growers’ Association (1905-1910). He was appointed President of the Manitoba Elevator Commission and was elected President of the Canadian Council of Agriculture. He also headed the Farmers’ Trading Company of Portage la Prairie and Manitoba Farmer’s Mutual Hail Insurance Company. He and wife Lily Ann Ferguson (1860-1933) had four children: Maggie C. McCuaig (1884-?), William James McCuaig (1885-1975), Malcolm Daniel McCuaig (1888-1970), and Arthur Gladstone McCuaig (1898-1914). He died at his Winnipeg home, 155 Lenore Street, on 11 June 1928 and was buried in Portage Hillside Cemetery. He was inducted posthumously into the Manitoba Agricultural Hall of Fame.
Birth and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1901 and 1911 Canada censes, Automated Genealogy.
“D. W. McCuaig, in Manitoba half century, dies,” Winnipeg Tribune, 11 June 1928, page 1.
“D. W. M’Cuaig, pioneer of Manitoba, is dead,” Manitoba Free Press, 12 June 1928, page 4.
“Funeral services for D. W. McCuaig tomorrow,” Winnipeg Tribune, 12 June 1928, page 6.
Obituary, Manitoba Free Press, 14 June 1928, page 11.
Obituary [Lily Ann McCuaig], Winnipeg Free Press, 7 December 1933, page 20.
Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 27 September 2017
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