Memorable Manitobans: Alvey Baker Morden (1813-1891)
Born 1813 in Prince Edward County, Ontario of United Empire Loyalist stock, his family was one of the area’s earliest settlers, clearing the forest and establishing farms. He brought his family to Manitoba in 1874, leaving Walkerton, Ontario on 1 May and arriving in Winnipeg on 12 July. They left Winnipeg on the Hudson Bay trail and took up a homestead on Section 5, Township 3, Range 5W, where Morden now stands. He was married to Frances Hutchinson (1822-1915) and they had several children, including Wilmot Freeman Morden. He died on 8 October 1891 and was buried in the Morden Hillside Cemetery.
A History of Manitoba: Its Resources and People by Prof. George Bryce, Toronto: The Canadian History Company, 1906.
Death registration [Frances Morden], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“Death of pioneer lady,” Morden Times, 4 March 1915, page 1.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
We thank Darryl Toews for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 29 November 2022