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Memorable Manitobans: James McFarlane (1864-?)

Builder, farmer.

Born at Wellington, Ontario on 5 August 1864, son of William McFarlane and Elizabeth Young, he quit school at the age of 14 to train for five years as a carpenter. He came to Manitoba in 1890 and worked in the building trade at Clanwilliam. He also operated an 800-acre mixed farm on Township 15, Range 18. On 3 April 1890, he married Kate Krohn at Clifford, Ontario. They had six children: Elizabeth McFarlane, Jeannette McFarlane, Agnes McFarlane,William McFarlane, Edward McFarlane, and James Clayton McFarlane. He served for several years on the local school board.

Sources:

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 April 2010

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