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Memorable Manitobans: John Morrison (1868-?)

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John Morrison
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Merchant, MLA (1916-1920), MLA (1921-1922).

Born at Mount Forest, Ontario on 17 April 1868, son of John and Grace Morrison, his parents came to Canada from Scotland in 1867 and settled at Mount Forest; in 1878 they went to Selkirk. He was educated at Mount Forest and Selkirk. On 2 February 1890, he married Sadie Blimco (1870-?), daughter of Thomas Blimco, of Guelph. They had four children: Ethel Morrison (1892-?), Walter Morrison (1893-?), Grace Wilson Morrison (1896-?), and Rowland Mulock Morrison (1898-?). He was first elected to the Manitoba Legislature in 1915, acclaimed in 1920. Liberal. Presbyterian. Address: Grand Rapids.

Sources:

Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

The Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1922.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 April 2018

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