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Memorable Manitobans: Robert David Templeton (1862-1924)

Grocer.

Son of Alexander Templeton, a Selkirk settler, his family farmed in the vicinity of what is now Kildonan Park. He operated a grocery on Main Street in Winnipeg for 27 years. He retired from the grocery business in 1914 and, in poor health, moved to California seeking medical treatment. He lived there for a year but, having had no medical success, returned home to Winnipeg. He was a Mason and a member of St. Giles Church. He died at Winnipeg on 2 December 1924 and was buried in the Kildonan Cemetery.

Sources:

“R. D. Templeton Dies After Brief Illness” Newspaper clipping dated 3 December 1924. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B8]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 June 2011

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