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Memorable Manitobans: Mervyn H. Ray (1867-1949)

Municipal official.

On 22 January 1896, he married school teacher Margaret H. Spurr (1873-?) at Madoc, Ontario. They had three children, all of whom became teachers: Mrs. Jack McDonald, Mrs. Ivor Thurston, and Herbert C. Ray. He was a councilor for the Municipality of Sifton for 10 years then Reeve for many years (1922-1930, 1932-1943), retiring in 1943. He moved to Pipestone, Manitoba in 1948 and died there on 4 December 1949.

Sources:

Ontario marriage registration, Ancestry.

“Mr. and Mrs. Mervyn H. Ray mark golden wedding day,” Winnipeg Free Press, 1 February 1946, page 10.

“Reeve 24 years, M. H. Ray dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 13 December 1949, page 26.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 April 2013

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