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Memorable Manitobans: Hugh McKenzie (1870-1957)

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Hugh McKenzie
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Farmer, municipal official, MLA (1927-1932), MLA (1933-1936).

Born on 20 January 1870, son of John McKenzie and Eliza Hogan, he was educated at Lovant. On 2 January 1895, he married Elfreda Potter (1870-?), daughter of David Potter of Deloraine. They had four children: Charles McKenzie (1896-?), William Gordon McKenzie (1897-?), Edith McKenzie (1900-?), and John David McKenzie (1906-?). He served 16 years as Councillor and Reeve of the Rural Municipality of Winchester. He was first elected to the Manitoba Legislature at the 1927 general election and was re-elected 1932. Progressive. United Church of Canada. He died at Deloraine in early 1957.


Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

The Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1929.

“Tribute paid to former member,” Winnipeg Free Press, 9 March 1957, page 8.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 June 2018

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