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Memorable Manitobans: Robert Henry Tiernan (1871-1950)

Pioneer, farmer.

Born at Brussels, Ontario in May 1871, he came to Manitoba in 1872 with his family. He moved to the Dand district and by 1900 he was farming north of Deloraine. A pioneer farmer in the Deloraine district, he was one of the men who opened the Dand district in 1888. He served on the Winchester municipal council for eight years and on the Dand and Luther school boards for around 20 years. He was also affiliated with the local Pool Elevator Association. On 5 December 1900, he married Margaret Trueax in the Municipality of Winchester. He had eleven children: Mrs. W. Cove, Mrs. C. B. Jordan, Mrs. E. E. Christensen, Mrs. R. L. White, Mrs. O. Norstegaard, Miss Rosabelle, Wallace, Wilson, R., Howard and Norman. He died at Salmon Arm, British Columbia on 10 January 1950 and was buried in the Deloraine Cemetery.


Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Deloraine man dies in B.C.,” Winnipeg Free Press, 20 January 1950. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B10, page 131]

This page was prepared by Sarah Ramsden.

Page revised: 21 August 2010

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