Robert Nimmons 9 July 1936

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SOU OF PIOuEERJ RESIDENT DIES AT LETIIBMDGE Robert Nimmons, a member ot th miliUry eicort ot vice - regal Visitor to Winnipeg In the 1870 and ton of a stalwart Red River valley pioneer, died Monday at Lethbridge, Aita. He wa 81 years 1 age. A brother and two slaters reside In Winnipeg: David Nimmons, Mrs. R. J. Howden and Martha Nimmons. In addition to these, surviving relatives include his widow, who was Elizabeth Birch, of Winnipeg, whom he married In 18P2, and three children. Mr. Nimmons as a apidler In the Manitoba Dragoons, was one or the escort provided Marquis and Larfy DufTerin on their visit to the frontier settlement In 1876. Five years later he again served on the escort for the Marquis of Lome and Princess Louise. In 1876, as a young man of 2L lie was a member of the surveying party that marked the international boundary along the 49th parallel of latitude from the Lake of the Woods to the Rocky Mountains. He witnessed other stirring vents of Winnipeg's earliest years: the arrival of Sir Garnet Wolseley and his expedition from Ontario to relieve Fort Garry, the opening ot Louise bridge tor railway traffic from the United State, and the arrival of the first Canadian Pacific train. Born at Carlisle, England, he was brought to Canada as a child f two years by his parents. The family lived at Guelph, Ont, until 1868 when the father came to Winnipeg. Two years later the mother and children followed, travelling along the old Dawson trail from Port Arthur. The father fought tn the rebellions of 1869 - 70 and 1885. 'About 1883 Mr. Nimmons moved to Saskatchewan from Winnipeg, and In 1890 settled at Lethbrklge. other were of the died 459 Gardiner

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  1. The Winnipeg Tribune,
  2. 09 Jul 1936, Thu,
  3. Page 5

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