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Memorable Manitobans: Joseph Allan McGill (1855-?)

Click to enlargeAgricultural implements dealer.

Born at East Durham, Ontario on 15 April 1855, son of James McGill, he came to Manitoba in June 1880 and took up a homestead near Basswood where he farmed for three years. He then went to Qu'Appelle and ran an agricultural implements business for four years. In 1887 he continued his business at Neepawa. He also owned 275 acres of farmland near Neepawa as well as 50 acres of land within town. He was a director of the North West Agricultural and Arts Association. He served for 15 years on the school board and a member of the Neepawa town council. In April 1880 he married Susan Wigmore of Norwood, Manitoba. They had four children: Edna, Edith, Frank, and Sidney.

Sources:

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 December 2008

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