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Memorable Manitobans: Colin York Campbell McCurquodale (1846-1920)

Teacher, farmer, municipal official.

Born in Craignish County, Scotland on 22 November 1846, son of Alexander McCurquodale and Jane McFadden, he emigrated to Canada with his family in 1854. They farmed in Ontario until 1877 when they moved to Manitoba and settled in the Pembina Mountain area. Colin taught school in Ontario and Manitoba for thirteen years and, from 1882 to 1888, farmed in the Morden district. He then served for 16 years as secretary-treasurer for the Rural Municipality of Stanley and the town of Morden, and for twelve years as justice and magistrate, issuer of marriage licenses and commissioner of affidavits. In 1880 he married Agnes Jane Cook of Guelph, Ontario. They had four children: Alexander, George, John, and Margaret. He was a member of the IOOF. He died at Morden on 12 July 1920.


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

Death registration for C. Y. C. McCurquodale, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 November 2008

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