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Memorable Manitobans: James Anderson (1840-1891)

Fur trader.

Born in Orkney Islands, Scotland. He emigrated to Canada’s North-West in 1860. He served the Hudson’sBay Company for 31 years, rising to the post of Commissioned Officer, having served as manager of the Company’s mill at Winnipeg. He was a member of the Winnipeg Board of Trade. He was married, had two daughters, and died at Winnipeg, 20 December 1891.

Sources:

Pioneers and Early Citizens of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Manitoba Library Association, 1971.

Page revised: 13 September 2009

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