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Memorable Manitobans: Daniel Mackenzie Ure (1853-1925)

Real estate and fire insurance agent.

Born Eldon Township, Ontario, 25 November 1853, son of Isabella and James Ure, who was soldier in the British Army, 1793-1814 with the 71st Regiment of Foot, and fought in battles of Corunna, Vimeria and Rohia. His maternal grandfather, Sergeant Ross, of Durnoch, Scotland, was wounded in the battle of Waterloo. Educated country schools Apprenticed to harness maker and saddler, Woodville, Ontario, 1867. Came to Winnipeg, 1878. Councillor Municipality of Morris, 1882-1883; Secretary-Treasurer, 1884-1893; Secretary-Treasurer, Rural Municipality of Morris and Police Magistrate since 1904; Councillor, Town of Morris, several years; Mayor of Morris, 1903, 1905; several years member and chairman of Morris School Board. Married Annie Anger. Winnipeg, 1882; has two sons and five daughters. Societies: AF & AM, IOOF, COF, AOUW, L.O.L. Conservative: Presbyterian. Address: Morris, Manitoba.

He died at Winnipeg on 3 September 1925.


Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, 1911. C. W. Parker, editor. Canadian Press Association, Vancouver.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 October 2014

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