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Memorable Manitobans: Malcolm McKinnon (1894-1947)

Farmer, municipal official.

Born on the family farm in the Rural Municipality of Shoal Lake on 14 September 1894, son of John McKinnon and Margaret MacDougall, he farmed and, at the age of 26, became a municipal councillor and served for 21 years then was Reeve from 1942 to 1947. He was Secretary of the Culross School District, Director of the Shoal Lake Agricultural Society, Chairman of the local Citizens Rehabilitation Committee, and a member of the IOOF. He died of carbon monoxide poisoning at his farm on 3 December 1947 and was buried in the Argyle Cemetery.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Police probe mystery deaths,” Winnipeg Free Press, 5 December 1947, page 1.

“Carbon monoxide gas fume investigated,” Winnipeg Free Press, 6 December 1947, page 1.

Ripples On The Lake: A History of Shoal Lake Municipality, 1884-1984 by Shoal Lake History Book Committee, 1984.

We thank Malcolm Bell for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 May 2014

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