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Memorable Manitobans: Robert Rae (1867-1951)

Farmer, municipal official.

Born in Scotland on 6 May 1867, he emigrated to Canada in 1895 and was one of the first farmers in the Roblin area of western Manitoba. He and wife Elizabeth Pomeroy (1868-?) had two children: Wilfred John Rae (b 1899) and Gladys Rae (b 1901). He served as Reeve of the Rural Municipality of Shell River in 1912, and from 1914 to 1917. He was also a Justice of the Peace and a Police Magistrate. He died at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on 7 November 1951 and was buried in the Roblin Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Early settler, Robert Rae of Roblin dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 13 November 1951, page 8.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 April 2013

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