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Manitoba History No. 89
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Memorable Manitobans: Hector Sutherland (1852-1927)

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Hector Sutherland
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Farmer, MLA (1896-1899).

Born at Kildonan on 8 January 1852, fifth son of John Sutherland and Janet MacBeth, he was educated at the Kildonan School and at Manitoba College. On 12 June 1889 he married Henrietta Gunn, daughter of William Gunn. They had two daughters. During the 1885 North West Rebellion, he served under Samuel Steele. He served on the Kildonan Council and, in 1896, was elected to the Manitoba Legislature, defeating incumbent John J. Bird, and served a single term. He retired from public life in 1907 and moved to the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia to raise fruit. He died at Summerland on 8 April 1927.

Sources:

Biographical profile, Manitoba Free Press, 16 March 1899, page 12.

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

“Former member Manitoba House dies at coast,” newspaper clipping dated 9 April 1927. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B8]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 September 2018

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