Skinner, Isaac

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Skinner, Isaac

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Isaac Skinner, born 1857 in Lincolnshire, England, left home at the age of 12 to tend cattle on a cattle boat which sailed between England and Canada. At the end of two trips he left the ship and made his way to the Clinton, Ontario area where here decided at the age of 14 1/2 years to become a farmer. In November 1881 he married Hannah Cheasley of Drayton, Ontario. They came west to Portage La Prairie, Manitoba in early 1882. Isaac Skinner homesteaded SE 28-10-21 W in 1882 and received his homesteading rights to the property on March 19, 1883. A son, Leslie Skinner was born March 1883. Isaac and Hannah Skinner farmed in the R.M of Whitehead until 1912. Isaac Skinner died in 1935.


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