Daniel Mackenzie URE (1852-1925)

Daniel was born on 25 November 1852 in the Woodville, Ontario, Canada. He was the son of James Ure (1788-1859) and Isabella Ross (1819-1908).

In 1882 in Winnipeg, he married Annie Anger and they had 13 children: Alice Matilda (1881-1961, wife of Charles Pitman), John James (1883-1893), Isabella Ross (1884-1969, wife of John Peebles), Jessie Ann (1886-1945, wife of Joseph Chambers), Unnamed Girl (1888-c1888), Charlotte Jane (1888-1889), Margaret Jane (1890-1974, wife of John Campbell), Mary Etta (1891-1891), Charlotte May (1892-1943, wife of Alexander Lunan), Daniel Hugh (1894-1977), Kenneth William (1895-1972), Unnamed Girl (1897-c1897), and Elizabeth Mackenzie (1901-1994, wife of Robert Curll).

Harness and Saddle Maker, Municipal Official

Daniel was educated in country schools in the Eldon County of Ontario and apprenticed to a harness maker and saddler in Woodville, Ontario in 1867. He came to Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1878 and on 08 August 1879, he applied for a homestead grant on SE-10-06-01-E1, in the Silver Plains district. In 1889, he moved into Morris where he had a harness shop.

Daniel served as Councillor for the Municipality of Morris from 1882-1883, clerk of the Municipality from 1884 to 1893 and again from 1904 to 1915. He, also, served for several years on the council for the Town of Morris and on the school board. He was the mayor of Morris in 1905 and the police magistrate from 1904.

He was a member of Presbyterian, and later the United Church, as well as, the Ancient Free & Accepted Masons (A.F. & A.M), Independent Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.), Canadian Order of Foresters (C.O.F.), Ancient Order of United Workmen (A.O.U.W.), Loyal Orange Lodge (L.O.L.), and the Conservative party.

Daniel died at Winnipeg on 03 September 1925 and was buried in the Morris Cemetery.


  • Birth, Marriage and Death Registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
  • Canada Census Records, Library and Archives of Canada
  • Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 05 September 1925, page 8.
  • Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, 1911. C.W. Parker, editor, Canadian Press Association, Vancouver.
  • Homestead Grant Register, 1872-1930, com
  • “Gazette Notices”, Free Press Prairie Farmer, 09 March 1904, page 5.
  • “Morris Matters”, Manitoba Weekly Free Press, 18 Apr 1889, page 3.
  • [Charlotte M Lunan], California, US, Death Index, Ancestry.com
  • Obituary [Mrs. Annie Ure], The Winnipeg Tribune, 17 April 1940, page 3.
  • Obituary [Alice Matilda Pittman], Winnipeg Free Press, 14 February 1961, page 27.
  • Obituary [Isabella R (Bell) Peebles], Winnipeg Free Press, 17 March 1969, page 28.
  • Obituary [Mr. Kenneth William Ure], Winnipeg Free Press, 29 April 1972, page 37.
  • Obituary [Margaret Jane Campbell], Winnipeg Free Press, 30 August 1974, page 8.
  • Obituary [Daniel Hugh Ure], Winnipeg Free Press, 12 February 1977, page 4.
  • Obituary [Elizabeth CURLL], Vancouver Sun, Vancouver, BC, 13 December 1994, page C8.


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