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Memorable Manitobans: Irwin Lyman Mitchell (1882-1956)

Pharmacist, municipal official.

Born at Stonewall on 10 January 1882, son of Andrew R. Mitchell and Jane Wood Story, he was educated at the Stonewall public and high school and the Manitoba College of Pharmacy. He graduated in 1907, clerked for Harrison Brothers of Winnipeg, moving to Roblin in 1909, and purchased the drug business of James Green. Married to Margaret Marnie (?-?), they had one son and four daughters. He was a member of the council of the Rural Municipality of Shell River; after its incorporation, Mayor of Roblin from 1914 to 1917 and again from 1923 to 1939. Secretary of the School Board for many years. Secretary, Union Church Board since 1910. Member, Masonic Fraternity; Past Worshipful Master, Roblin Lodge, No. 122; Past District Deputy Grand Master, District No. 9. Member, IOOF, Past Noble Grand of Lodge No. 52. Recreations: Curling and football. He died at Roblin on 19 November 1956 and was buried in the Roblin Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

“Funeral service held for Roblin druggist,” Winnipeg Free Press, 3 December 1956, page 6.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 July 2019

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