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Memorable Manitobans: Robert Wemyss (1824-1903)

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Robert Wemyss
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Wholesale merchant.

Born in Scotland on 16 August 1824, he came to Canada as a young man. He resided at Winnipeg for a time before homesteading in western Manitoba. He also worked as a wholesale merchant at Reaburn. Father of John Wemyss. He died at Reaburn on 25 November 1903 and was buried in the Ossawo Cemetery.


Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Passing of a pioneer,” Manitoba Free Press, 27 November 1903, page 6.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 February 2019

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