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Memorable Manitobans: Samuel Day White (1858-1945)

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Born at Owen Sound, Ontario on 24 January 1858, son of James D. and Emily White, he was educated at Invermay, Ontario until the age of 16 when he quit school to work in his father’s carriage manufacturing business. In 1892 he began farming in Manitoba by purchasing 160 acres from the Canadian Pacific Railway, increasing his holdings until he eventually had 2,240 acres. He raised grain and livestock. He retired from farming in 1909 and moved to a home at 431 Third Street in Brandon. On 14 February 1895, he married Louise Scherer at Hartney, Manitoba. They had two daughters: Vera May White (b 1899) and Hazel Emily White (b 1902). He died at Brandon on 13 July 1945 and was buried in the Brandon Cemetery.


Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

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

“Samuel Day White,” Winnipeg Free Press, 16 July 1945.

We thank Christian Cassidy for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 July 2013

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