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Sir Rodmond Palen ROBLIN, K.C.M.G.

Sir Rodmond Palen ROBLIN, K.C.M.G.[1]

Male 1853 - 1937  (84 years)

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  • Name Sir Rodmond Palen ROBLIN, K.C.M.G.  [2, 3, 4
    Prefix Sir 
    Suffix K.C.M.G. 
    Born 15 Feb 1853  Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Education Belleville, Hastings County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Albert College 
    Occupation Minister of Agriculture and Railways 
    Occupation Dufferin, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Reeve of Dufferin 
    Occupation Dufferin, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    School Trustee 
    Occupation Dufferin, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Warden of Dufferin 
    Occupation 1877  Winnipeg, , Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Grain Merchant 
    Residence 1877  Winnipeg, , Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Occupation 1881 
    Merchant 
    Residence 1881  Dufferin, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1900-1907  Winnipeg, , Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Railway Commissioner 
    Occupation 1900-1911  Winnipeg, , Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Minister of Agriculture 
    Occupation 1911-1913  Winnipeg, , Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Provincial Secretary 
    Occupation 1900-1915  Winnipeg, , Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    President of the Council 
    Occupation 1905-1915  Winnipeg, , Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Provincial Lands Commissioner 
    Occupation 1908-1915  Winnipeg, , Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Railway Commissioner 
    Occupation 29 Oct 1900-12 May 1915  Winnipeg, , Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Premier of Manitoba 
    _UID 1037F87559B74D23B8598C55974238B7EE69 
    Died 16 Feb 1937  Hot Springs, Garland, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I7359  Ryeland Family Tree
    Last Modified 26 Oct 2010 

    Father James Platt ROBLIN,   b. 20 Nov 1823, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1917, Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Mother Deborah Ann KOTCHAPAW,   b. 12 May 1830,   d. 17 Nov 1898, Winnipeg, , Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 30 Nov 1851  Picton Methodist Church, Picton, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F1357  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Adelaide DEMILLE,   b. 12 Feb 1853, Demorestville, Sophiasburgh Township, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1928, Winnipeg, , Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 13 Sep 1875  Demorestville, Sophiasburgh Township, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Wilfred Laurier ROBLIN,   b. 29 Sep 1878, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1952  (Age 73 years)
     2. James Platt ROBLIN,   b. 1883,   d. 16 Jan 1890, Winnipeg, , Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 7 years)
     3. Arthur Bettram ROBLIN,   b. 5 Feb 1885, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1950  (Age 64 years)
     4. George Aubrey ROBLIN,   b. 6 Jun 1887, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1941  (Age 53 years)
    +5. Charles Dufferin ROBLIN,   b. 10 Aug 1892, Winnipeg, , Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1973  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 16 Nov 2005 
    Family ID F2367  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Ethel M LEGGETT,   b. 1878,   d. 1962  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 5 Feb 1929  Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Marriage Notes for RODMOND ROBLIN and ETHEL LEGGETT: -Globe & Mail Wednesday, February 6, 1929 : Los Angeles Feb 5 - Sir Rodman T. Roblin, Canadain Financier and former Premier of Manitoba and Miss Ethel M Leggett of Los Angeles were married at the Wilshire Congregational Church here at noon today. More than 100 guests attended the ceremony, which was extremely simple.
    Last Modified 1 Jun 2010 
    Family ID F2368  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Feb 1853 - Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - Albert College - - Belleville, Hastings County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Reeve of Dufferin - - Dufferin, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - School Trustee - - Dufferin, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Warden of Dufferin - - Dufferin, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 Sep 1875 - Demorestville, Sophiasburgh Township, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Grain Merchant - 1877 - Winnipeg, , Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1877 - Winnipeg, , Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1881 - Dufferin, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Railway Commissioner - 1900-1907 - Winnipeg, , Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Minister of Agriculture - 1900-1911 - Winnipeg, , Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Provincial Secretary - 1911-1913 - Winnipeg, , Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - President of the Council - 1900-1915 - Winnipeg, , Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Provincial Lands Commissioner - 1905-1915 - Winnipeg, , Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Railway Commissioner - 1908-1915 - Winnipeg, , Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Premier of Manitoba - 29 Oct 1900-12 May 1915 - Winnipeg, , Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Feb 1929 - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Feb 1937 - Hot Springs, Garland, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Rodmond Palen Roblin.jpg
    Rodmond Palen Roblin.jpg
    Rodmond Palen Roblin ca 1910.jpg
    Rodmond Palen Roblin ca 1910.jpg

  • Notes 
    • Name appears in Aaron B. Fosters teachers ledger for 1865 Dominion Elevator Company shares May 24 1897 applicant Rodman P. Roblin

      -The Hon. Sir Rodmond Palen Roblin, K.C.M.G., of Carman and Winnipeg, Premier of Manitoba (1900-1915), Minister of Agriculture and Railways, b. 15 Feb. 1853 in Sophiasburg Tp., Prince Edward Co., Canada West, d. 16 Feb. 1937 at Hot Springs, Arkansas.(5) In 1881 Roblin, then called a merchant, is found at Dufferin, Manitoba, with his wife and their eldest child, Wilfrid.(6) He was elected to the Manitoba Legislature as an Independent in 1888, and in 1896 he was elected as a Conservative for Woodlands. Soon afterward he was chosen leader of the party, and became Premier in 1900, by which time he was living at Winnipeg (in 1906 he was of Garry Street). He was knighted in 1912. He resigned from political life in 1915 over the scandal concerning misappropriation of materials used in the construction of the Legislative Building. He m. 13 Sept. 1875, presumably in Ontario, -From Loyal She Remains: born Sophiasburgh, Knighted 1912, Premier of Manitoba 1900-1915, grandfather of Dufferin 'Duff' Roblin moved to Winnipeg 1877 elected to legislature 1888. Conservative. Elected Oct 29 1900 -from Canadian Parliamentry Companion 1889, 1891, 1897: educated Albert College, Belleville ; grain merchant; municipal Treasurer Sophiasburg 1878-79; went to Manitoba 1880; elected Legistative Assemby for East Dufferin 12 March 1888 (bielection - acclaimed); a liberal; reelected 1892 and 1896 -premier from 1900 to 1915.He was born in Upper Canada (Ontario) in 1853 and came to Manitoba in 1877 to farm near the town of Carman. In 1889 he entered the Provincial Legislature as a Conservative and as Leader of the Opposition. In 1900, he succeeded Hugh John Macdonald as Premier, taking also the two important cabinet posts of Minister of Agriculture and Railway Commissioner. Rodmond Roblin himself was strongly opposed to women's suffrage, and there was a very public feud between himself and the suffragist leader Nellie McClung. Roblin was similarly unwilling to make dramatic changes to labour relations, or even to take steps to ensure that existing labour standards were properly enforced. --Library and Archives Canada: Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online: HARRIS, JOSEPH ... in July 1897 Harris joined with several other merchants, including Rodmond Palen Roblin, Samuel A. McGaw, and Frederick Phillips, to found the Dominion Elevator Company. With an authorized capital of $200,000, the firm quickly became one of the major grain companies in western Canada. (By 1900 it operated 64 elevators \endash 14 per cent of the total on the Prairies \endash with a combined capacity of approximately 1.8 million bushels.) Harris served as the company's vice-president until his death. Allan Levine NA, MG 28, III 56, 3. Can., Parl., Sessional papers, 1898, no.16. Toronto, Board of Trade, Annual report . . . (Toronto), 1872\endash 91. Winnipeg Grain and Produce Exchange, Annual Report (Winnipeg), 1890\endash 1900. Commercial (Winnipeg), 13 Feb. 1893; 23 Sept. 1895; 10 Sept. 1898; 14 Jan., 4 Nov. 1899; 13 Jan. 1900. Commemorative biog. record, county York. R. L. Jones, History of agriculture in Ontario, 1613\endash 1880 (Toronto, 1946; repr. Toronto and Buffalo, N.Y., 1977). A. [G.] Levine, The exchange: 100 years of trading grain in Winnipeg (Winnipeg, 1987).

      Rodmond came to Manitoba by train and boat in 1877 to seek his fortune. He started for Tanner's Crossing (later Minnedosa), as this was a railroad division point, in an ox cart. However rain and mud changed his mind before he had traveled 10 miles. He later acquired land in the Carman area and actually named the town for a teacher that he had in Ontario. He appears in the 1881 census with his wife and one son, as a 'merchant', as residents of Dufferin Municipality. He accumulated a lot of money trading in lumber and later entered politics. He was the Premier of Manitoba between 1900 and 1915 and the current Legislative Buildings were built under his administration. The construction scandal was a major factor in his loss in the election of 1915. He had four children. Wilfred was the oldest and had no children, Charlie had four children, of which Dufferin (Duff) was the best known as he served as premier of Manitoba for many years and lost a bid to lead the federal PC party in 1967. Rodmond also had a daughter, and a son that lived for many years on a Roblin family farm on Highway 3 just south of Homewood (Manitoba). Rodmond is probably buried in Winnipeg's Elmwood Cemetery. [6]

  • Sources 
    1. [S167] Rosalyn Insley, Rosalyn Insley.

    2. [S262] 1881 Canadian Census.

    3. [S169] 1906 Census of the Northwest Provinces of Canada.

    4. [S256] Ancestor Table for the Hon. Duff Roblin, Premier of Manitoba, John Blythe Dobson, (URL: http://cybrary.uwinnipeg.ca/people/dobson/Manitobiana/issues/001.cfm).

    5. [S1215] Rodmond Roblin Wikipedia Article, (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rodmond_P._Roblin#cite_note-0 : June 1 2010), ) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S1177] Jane Lovell Email, Jane Lovell.


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