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Sir Clifford Sifton (b. March 10, 1861, d. April 17, 1929)Clifford Sifton (son of John Wright Sifton and Kate Watkins) was born March 10, 1861 in Arva, London Township, and died April 17, 1929 in New York City.He married Elizabeth Arminella Burrows on August 14, 1884, daughter of John Burrows.
Notes for Clifford Sifton:
Sir Clifford Sifton, P. C., K. C., L.L.D.,K. C. M. G., Lawyer, Statesman, Publisher.
(extended facts) aft 1896, made his home in Ottawa, Ont. Carried on a vigorous immigration policy.
1901-Established the 1st Government Nursery for production and distribution of trees.
1902-Established a summer home on Thousand Islands, 10 miles west of Brockville, where in 1906 he built a substantial country residence.
1903-Represented Canada in the presentation of the Canadian Case to the Alaska Boundary Tribunal.
1905-Resigned from the Laurier Government in protest against the Education Clause of the Alberta and Saskatchewan Autonomy Bill, but kept his seat as a private member.
1910-1916-Organizer and Chairman of the Canadian Commission on Conservation of Natural Resources.
1911-Present on invitation at the Coronation of Their Majesties.
1914-With friends organized and contributed to The Canadian Military Forces, the First Motorized Machine Gun Battery (Sifton Battery).
1916-Made a Knight Commander of the Order of St. Michael and St. George.
1919-Moved to Toronto where lived until his death.
Business interests: The Winnipeg Free Press; also principally instrumental in the incorporation of The Canadian Western Light, Heat and Power Company.
A life long horse enthusiast.
Buried Mount Pleasent Cemetery, Toronto
More About Clifford Sifton:
Fact 1: 1880, Graduate Victoria University, B. A. and Prince of Whales Gold Metalist.
Fact 2: 1882, Called to the Bar. Practised in Brandon, Manitoba.
Fact 3: 1888, Member of Manitoba Provincial Legislature.
Fact 4: 1891, Attorney General in Greenway Administration.
Fact 5: 1893, Vice Chairman of Ontario Reform Convention.
Fact 6: 1895, Served as acting Premier of Alberta for a short peroid.
Fact 7: 1895, Introduced resolutions refusing to carry out Fed. Govt. laws restoring seperate.
Fact 8: ...school priveleges in Manitoba.
Fact 9: Aft. 1895, Conducted legal proceedings in subsequent litigation.
Fact 10: Bet. 1896 - 1905, As M.P.P. and Minister of Interior introduced the Torrens System of Land Titles.
Fact 11: to Western Canada.
Fact 12: 1896, Retired as M.P.P.to enter Fed. Parliament Sir Wilfred Laurier's Cabinet as.
Fact 13: ...Minister of Interior and Superintendent General of Indian Affairs..
More About Clifford Sifton and Elizabeth Arminella Burrows:
Marriage: August 14, 1884
Children of Clifford Sifton and Elizabeth Arminella Burrows are:
- +John Wright Sifton, b. November 7, 1886, Brandon, Manitoba, d. November 15, 1932, Toronto.
- +Henry Arthur Sifton, b. June 26, 1891, Brandon, Manitoba, d. June 24, 1934, Toronto.
- +Clifford Sifton, b. August 3, 1893, Brandon, Manitoba, d. May 1981189.
- +Wilfred Victor Sifton, b. March 17, 1897.
- +Winfield Burrows Sifton, b. date unknown, d. June 1928, Assiniboine Lodge, Brockville Ontario.