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Memorable Manitobans: James Roper (1870-1949)


Born at Blackburn, England on 7 December 1870, he came to Canada with his father and brother in the fall of 1881. He farmed with his family at Hartney until beginning his own homestead near the settlement. In 1920, he moved to a farm at Pipestone and five years later he was farming at Souris. He retired around 1939. On 9 March 1898, he married Letitia Patterson at Hartney. They shared five children: Leonard, Clifford, Neil, Arthur, and Ruth. He served on the vestry of the Hartney Anglican Church, which he helped to build. A life member of the Masonic Lodge at Hartney, he was presented with a fifty-year jewel from the Grand Lodge. On 16 May 1949, he died at Glenwood Memorial Hospital and was buried in Riverside Cemetery at Hartney.


1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Manitoba pioneer James Roper, dies,” Winnipeg Tribune, 20 May 1949. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B10, page 105]

This page was prepared by Sarah Ramsden.

Page revised: 3 August 2010

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