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Memorable Manitobans: Victor William McFarlane (1878-1925)

Municipal official.

Born in the RM of Rockwood in 1878, son of Thomas McFarlane and Catherine Ann McFarlane, he attended Rockwood School. He assisted his father as Municipal Treasurer until 1904 when he took over the position solely, carrying on until his death. In 1913, he also became Secretary-Treasurer for the Town of Stonewall. He held offices in the Stonewall Methodist Church and the Stonewall Masonic Lodge. The McFarlane School District No. 1524 was named for him in recognition of his work in establishing it. A fountain in Stonewall was named for him by the Stonewall Children’s Aid Society. Following the First World War, he helped to establish the Stonewall and Rockwood Returned Soldiers Association. On 19 June 1907, he married Mary McCullough (1877-1965) at Stonewall and they had three children: Mary Gwendolyn McFarlane (b 1911), Kitchener McFarlane, and Patricia McFarlane. He died at Winnipeg on 4 August 1925 and was buried in the Stonewall Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth, marriage and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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

100 Years of History: Rockwood Municipality by Rockwood Municipality History, 1982.

We thank Shelley McFarlane for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 February 2014

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