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Memorable Manitobans: Albert Daniel McGregor (1870-1948)

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Albert Daniel McGregor
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Farmer, MLA (1923-1927).

Born at Londesborough, Ontario on 14 July 1870, son of John McGregor and Elizabeth Ward, he farmed in the Cypress River and Keyes areas of Manitoba, and near Nipawin, Saskatchewan, and was an early participant in the United Farmers movement. In 1917, he ran in the federal election against Frederick Langdon Davis but was unsuccessful. He was elected to the Manitoba Legislature in 1922, representing the Gladstone constituency, serving a single term.

In 1898, he married Florence Amelia Fisher (1873-1947) and they had three daughters: Ruth McGregor (1899-?), Gladys Muriel McGregor (1901-1984, wife of John Arthur Proven), and Edith Kathleen McGregor (1904-1981, wife of Charles William Leask). He was a member of the Independent Order of Foresters and United church.

He died at Neepawa on 12 November 1948 and was buried in the Neepawa Cemetery.

Sources:

Ontario birth registration, Ancestry.

“Albert McGregor to contest Gladstone,” Manitoba Free Press, 2 June 1922, page 12.

“Birthday congratulations to,” Manitoba Free Press, 14 July 1926, page 11.

Birth, marriage, and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“A. D. McGregor funeral held,” Winnipeg Free Press, 17 November 1948, page 28.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Oliver Bernuetz (Legislative Library of Manitoba) for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 January 2021

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