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Memorable Manitobans: Frederic Alexander Newton (1911-1976)

Merchant, municipal official.

Born at Roblin on 16 January 1911, son of Frederic Young Newton and Catherine Isabel Gilchrist (1880-1969), he was a merchant and also worked in general insurance and real estate. He was town councillor for four years and Mayor for 18 years (1957-1968, 1971-1976). He was a Progressive Conservative candidate for the Roblin constituency in the 1949 provincial general election. He served on the Roblin Arena Board, Roblin Hospital Board, Ambulance Service Board, and Motor Transport Board. He was a member of the Masons, Lions, Elks, and Royal Canadian Legion. He died at Roblin on 23 July 1976 and was buried in the Roblin Cemetery.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 14 August 1976, page 46.

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 July 2018

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