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Manitoba History No. 89
Manitoba
History

No. 89

AGM 2019
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War Memorials in Manitoba
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Memorable Manitobans
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Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
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Memorable Manitobans: William Frederick Scarth (1851-1927)

Merchant, postmaster.

Born near Stratford, Ontario on 1 July 1851, he came to Manitoba in 1882 and settled at Virden in the earliest days, when it was known as Gopher Creek. He operated a general store and was the local postmaster and customs collector. He and wife Ellen Elizabeth “Nellie” Blakeman (1864-1932) had four children: Lillian Erie “Lilly” Scarth (1888-1965), Harold St. Clair Scarth, Alleen Blanche Scarth (1891-1982, wife of Joseph T. Thorson), and William Blakeman Scarth. He moved to Winnipeg in 1913 and died there on 1 April 1927. He was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Scarth Block (408 Seventh Avenue South, Virden)

Sources:

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Birth and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Wm. F. Scarth dies, aged 77,” Winnipeg Tribune, 2 April 1927, page 10.

“Mrs. W. F. Scarth dies following lengthy illness,” Winnipeg Free Press, 24 December 1932, page 22.

Obituary [Lillian E. Scarth], Winnipeg Free Press, 22 June 1965, page 20.

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 April 2019

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