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Memorable Manitobans: John Stewart Miller (1844-1936)

Farmer, politician.

Born in Ontario on 17 September 1844, son of Christian and Thomas Miller, he farmed for a number of years in Camden Township, Lennox County, and Addington. He was a member of the Provincial Parliament of Ontario in 1886. He came to Manitoba in 1890, where he served as a Justice of the Peace and Reeve of the Rural Municipality of Pembina. In 1901, he was one of seven people appointed by the Manitoba Government to an Advisory Board for the establishment of an Agricultural College in Manitoba.

In 1877, he married Annie Robertson of Seaforth, Ontario. They had one son. He was a member of the AF & AM, Loyal Orange Lodge, and the IOF. Conservative. Methodist. He lived at Manitou, Manitoba.

He died at West St. Paul, Manitoba on 25 April 1936.

Sources:

Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, edited by C. W. Parker, Vancouver: Canadian Press Association, 1911.

Northern Who’s Who: A Biographical Dictionary of Men and Women, edited by Dr. C. W. Parker, Winnipeg: International Press Limited, 1916.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 January 2013

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