Memorable Manitobans: John Wilton (1810-1900)
Farmer, municipal official.
Born in Ireland, he came to Canada in 1847 and lived in Wellington County, Ontario for 24 years, moving to Manitoba in 1871 and settling on a farm northeast of High Bluff. He served as a Reeve for the Rural Municipality of Portage la Prairie from 1881 to 1882. He died at High Bluff on 19 December 1900.
Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Obituary, Manitoba Free Press, 21 December 1900, page 7.
Tread of the Pioneers, written and edited by Joseph H. Metcalfe and published by the Portage la Prairie and District Old Timers’ Association, 1932.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 18 July 2019
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