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Memorable Manitobans: Raymond “Ray” Mitchell (1897-1984)

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Raymond Mitchell
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Farmer, municipal official, MLA (1950-1953), MLA (1954-1957).

Born in the RM of Strathclair on 6 October 1897, son of Samuel Mitchell (1866-1918) and Alphretta Martin (1872-1958), he was educated at Grandview and worked as a farmer and rancher. Defeated as a Liberal-Progressive candidate for Gilbert Plains in the 1941 provincial general election, after serving for a period as Reeve of the Rural Municipality of Grandview (1940-1951), he was elected President of the Union of Manitoba Municipalities in 1949, resigning mid-way through a two-year term to seek election to the Manitoba Legislature. Elected in 1949 and 1953, he was defeated in 1958. On 23 June 1926, he married Annie Britton (?-?) and they had six children. He was a member of Manitoba Pool Elevators, United Grain Growers Association, and Grandview United Church. He died at Grandview on 15 June 1984 and was buried in the Grandview Memorial Gardens.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 23 June 1984, page 41.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 September 2018

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