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Prairie Immigration Experience: Dixon/Baker Family fonds


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Institution: University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections

Collection Identifier: MSS SC 148, PC 130

Title: Dixon/Baker Family fonds

Dates: 1900-1910; 1943-196-(?)

Extent: 1 cm of textual records. -- 4 photographs.

Biographical Sketch: The Dixon family originally settled in Quebec before moving to Manitoba. Margaret Ann Purcell and George William Dixon were both born in Belfast, Ireland in 1858 and 1851, respectively. Both their families  immigrated to Kildar in Joliette County, Quebec, where they were married in 1872. They moved to Rounthwaite,  Manitoba, where they raised their family of 13 children. Most of their descendants still live in the Brandon area.

Digitized Material: The digitized material from the Dixon/Baker Family fonds includes genealogical information of the Dixon/Baker family between 1851 and 1963, land title deeds, farm receipts, and photographs of agricultural scenes in the early-twentieth century.

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