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Memorable Manitobans: John Weir (1867-1959)

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Born in East Middlesex County, Ontario on 2 April 1867, son of John Weir and Abigail English, he came to Manitoba and, in 1891, settled on a farm near Oakville. He served as Reeve of the Rural Municipality of Portage la Prairie (1905-1906) and Superintendent of the Industrial Training School for Boys at Portage la Prairie (1912-1915). On 29 December 1892, he married Sarah Elizabeth Dixon of London, Ontario. They had four children: James Dixon Weir (b 1898), Jean Margaret Weir (b 1903), Sarah Louise Weir (b 1905), and William Cecil Weir (b 1911). He was a member of the Independent Order of Foresters and Loyal Orange Lodge. He moved to Vancouver, British Columbia in 1934 and died there on 23 September 1959.


Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 January 2015

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