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Memorable Manitobans: Alexander Polson (1855-1912)

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Farmer, municipal official.

Born at Kildonan, Manitoba on 23 December 1855, son of Donald Polson and Catherine Sutherland, his father died when he was ten years old. From 1903 to 1912 he served as Reeve of the Rural Municipality of Rockwood, in which capacity he attended the founding meeting in Brandon of the Union of Manitoba Municipalities. He also served as President of the Rockwood Agricultural Society. He was a Mason. He died unmarried at Winnipeg on 1 March 1912, following a surgical operation.


“Reeve Alex. Polson of Rockwood dead”, Manitoba Free Press, 2 March 1912, page 9.

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

Rockwood Echoes: 90 Years of Progress, 1870-1960, Rockwood-Woodlands Historical Society, 1960, pages 349-350 [Manitoba Legislative Library].

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 November 2011

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