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Memorable Manitobans: William Harkness McDougall (1864-?)

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Born at Seaforth, Ontario on 17 April 1864, son of Adam Gerrond McDougall and Marion Laidlaw, he was educated at Seaforth. Coming to Manitoba with his family, he later farmed and was employed by the Union Bank before moving to Reston in 1893, where he was appointed postmaster. He also held the position of Immigration Agent. On 23 November 1891, he married Etta Burge. They had three sons and two daughters. He was a charter member of the IOOF at Reston. In 1884, he served as the first Secretary for the Rural Municipality of Wallace, later being Secretary of the School Board (1894-95). A well-known curler, he started the game at Reston with wooden blocks. His son, William G. McDougall, served overseas with the Canadian Expeditionary Force and was wounded at Passchendaele.

Sources:

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 November 2016

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