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Memorable Manitobans: Hugh Pritchard (1830-1912)

Postmaster, municipal official.

Born at Kildonan in 1830, he moved to Middlechurch in 1870 and opened a store. He operated one of the first grinding mills and had charge of many of the freight caravans that travelled to St. Paul and back. For almost fifteen years he was postmaster at Middlechurch and also held the offices of school trustee, councillor, and Reeve of St. Paul. He was well known as a runner and a swimmer. He served for forty years as church warden of the Middlechurch Anglican Church and was a candidate in the December 1870 and December 1874 general elections. He died at Middlechurch, unmarried, on 9 November 1912.


Pioneers and Early Citizens of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Manitoba Library Association, 1971.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 October 2018

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