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Memorable Manitobans: Andrew R. Mitchell (1844-1922)

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Andrew R. Mitchell
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Contractor, municipal official.

Born in Ontario on 2 August 1844, he came to Manitoba in 1871 where he settled at Stonewall and worked as a contractor and sometime Trade Instructor at Stony Mountain Penitentiary. He served as Reeve of the Rural Municipality of Rockwood (1888-1889). He and wife Jane Wood Story (1847-?) had four children: Irwin Lyman Mitchell, Adeline Mitchell (b 1884), Mabel Maud Mitchell (b 1887), and Islay Clara Mitchell (b 1893). He died at Maymont, Saskatchewan in August 1922 and was buried in the Victoria Presbyterian Cemetery.


Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Representative Men of Manitoba, 1902.

“Former resident of Rockwood passes away,” Stonewall Argus, 30 August 1922, page 1.

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 November 2016

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