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Mervyn C. Markle

Male 1876 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name Mervyn C. Markle 
    Born 1 Aug 1876  Fisher Mills, (Cambridge) Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Interesting story 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-143095 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I143095  Generations
    Last Modified 21 Jan 2020 

    Father John A. Markle,   b. 10 Jul 1851, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Rebecca Clemens,   b. 21 Jul 1854, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 4 Aug 1875  [3
    Family ID F4581  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Mervyn C. Markle (1876-?)

      Lawyer. Born at Fishers Mills, Waterloo County, Ontario, 1876. Son of John A. Markle and Rebecca Clemens. Married Lydia Bates, 1904. Has eight sons and two daughters.Was educated at Birtle Public School, Berlin (Kitchener) Collegiate, Manitoba University, Chatham Business College. Family came to Manitoba in 1882; father in the flour-milling business at Birtle; afterwards entered the government service, Indian Department, 1883; was for a time Indian Agent at Birtle; later at the Blackfoot Indian Reserve; Inspector of Indian Agencies for Alberta; super-annuated and lives in Vancouver. Mervyn Markle graduated from Manitoba University in 1898, was articled in law to John Crearer of Melita; admitted to practice, 1902; for a time was associated with the late Judge Mickle in the practice of law at Birtle; came to Shoal Lake where he has practised continuously. Member, Manitoba Law Society. Ex-Member and Secretary-Treasurer of the Hospital Board. Member of the School Board, Chairman. Elected Mayor of Shoal Lake, 1911. Member of the IOOF . Solicitor for the village of Shoal Lake, rural municipality of Shoal Lake. Member of and for many years on the Trustee Board Methodist and Union Churches. Address, Shoal Lake, Manitoba.1a


      Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba

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      Married in Shoal Lake in 1904 to Lydia Isabella Bates

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      Memorable Manitobans: Mervyn C. Markle (1876-?)
      Lawyer.


      Born at Fishers Mills, Ontario on 1 August 1876, son of John A. Markle and Rebecca Clemens, he came to Manitoba with his family in 1882 where his father worked in the flour-milling business at Birtle, afterwards working for the Indian Department in 1883 and was for a time Indian Agent at Birtle, later at the Blackfoot Indian Reserve, and Inspector of Indian Agencies for Alberta. Mervyn Markle was educated at the Birtle Public School, Berlin (Kitchener) Collegiate, the University of Manitoba (1989), and Chatham Business College.

      He articled in law to John Crearer of Melita and was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1902. For a time he was associated with C. J. Mickle in the practice of law at Birtle, afterwards moving to Shoal Lake where he continued his law practice and served as solicitor for the Village of Shoal Lake and the Rural Municipality of Shoal Lake. He was a member of the Manitoba Law Society. He served as a member and Secretary-Treasurer of the Shoal Lake Hospital Board, a member and Chairman of the Shoal Lake School Board, and a member of the Trustee Board for the Methodist and Union Churches. He was elected Mayor of Shoal Lake in 1911.

      On 10 August 1904, he married Lydia I. Bates at Shoal Lake. They had eight sons and two daughters. He was a member of the IOOF.

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

      Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

      This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

      Page revised: 12 November 2012

      Goldsborough, G. (2019). Memorable Manitobans: Mervyn C. Markle (1876-?). Mhs.mb.ca. Retrieved 8 June 2019, from https://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/people/markle_mc.shtml

  • Sources 
    1. [S655] Vit - ON - Birth Registration, birth certificate 31714 (1876), Mervin Markle.
      Mervin Markle Date of Birth: 1 Aug 1876 Gender: Male Birth County: Waterloo Father's Name: John A Markle (occ. miller of Waterloo Twp) Mother's Name: Rebecca Clemens

    2. [S718] Book - Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Mervyn C. Markle.

    3. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 12 Aug 1875.
      04 Aug 1875 By Rev. C. Cookman of Berlin, John C. Markle was married to Rebecca Clemens, both of Waterloo Township.