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Memorable Manitobans: Alexander Morrison (1851-1930)

Farmer, MP (1911-1917).

Born at Kemptville, Ontario on 15 January 1851, son of William Morrison and Elizabeth Morrow, he attended public school then became a farmer at Homewood. He was a director with the Carman Farmers’ Elevator Company. He served as Reeve of the Rural Municipality of Dufferin for six years then was elected to the House of Commons for Macdonald at a by-election in October 1912. The election was declared void a year later and he was re-elected at another by-election in December 1913. He did not stand for re-election in 1917. He was a Conservative candidate for Dufferin in the 1920 provincial general election but was defeated by Eddie August. He died unmarried at Carman on 24 January 1930 and was buried in the Greenwood Cemetery.

Sources:

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.

The Canadian Directory of Parliament, 1867-1967, edited by J. K. Johnson, Public Archives of Canada, Ottawa [Library and Archives Canada], 1968.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 April 2018

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