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Memorable Manitobans: Daniel Duncan McDonald (1865-?)

Farmer, municipal official, MLA (1911-1914).

Born at Wairn, Ontario on 13 May 1865, son of Donald McDonald (1828-1916) and Mary McLellan (1842-?), he was educated at Locharber East Williams Township, Middlesex County, Ontario then he travelled extensively in Canada and the United States, working as a lumberman for a time. Eventually, he came to Manitoba in 1900 and worked on his family’s farm in the Pretoria district southeast of Durban. He was a councillor and Reeve (1909-1910) for the Rural Municipality of Swan River before being elected as a Liberal to the Manitoba Legislature at the 1910 general election, defeating incumbent James W. Robson. He was not a candidate in the 1914 general election and was defeated as a Conservative candidate in the 1915 general election. He returned to the municipal council and served for four more years as Reeve (1915-1919). He was a member of the Manitoba Grain Growers Association.

Sources:

1901 and 1911 Canada censes, Automated Genealogy.

“Liberal candidates,” Manitoba Free Press, 30 June 1910, page 11.

The Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1914.

“Liberals on trial,” Manitoba Free Press, 7 August 1915, page 79.

“Local and general,” Dauphin Herald, 6 April 1916, page 10.

Death registration [Donald McDonald], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 September 2018

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