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Memorable Manitobans: James Rea (1882-1969)

Farmer, municipal official.

Born on a farm in the RM of Russell on 27 June 1882, he was educated at Minniska School and Russell School. He grew crops and raised Clydesdale horses and shorthorn cattle until retirement to Russell in 1947. On 3 January 1917, he married Nellie Burden at Russell. He served as the Reeeve of the Rural Municipality of Russell (1937-1965) and was President of the Russell Agricultural Society for 25 years. In recognition of his community service, he received the Canadian Centennial Medal (1967). He died in 1969 and his name was added posthumously to the Roll of Honour of the Manitoba Agricultural Hall of Fame.

Sources:

Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Nomination text, Manitoba Agricultural Hall of Fame.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 December 2013

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