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Memorable Manitobans: James Anderson (1849-1919)


Born in Lonmay Parish, Scotland on 6 September 1849, son of Charles Anderson and Rebecca Robe, he worked on the family farm in Scotland until the age of 19 when he worked as a farm laborer until he emigrated to Canada. He spent two years as a farm hand at Pickering, Ontario then he rented a farm at Blanchard, Ontario for twelve years. He came to Manitoba in 1882 and took up a homestead at Pope, in the municipality of Hamiota north of Brandon.

On 3 August 1871 he married Ann Lorimer at Pickering, Ontario. They had eleven children, three of whom died in infancy. The others were James Anderson, Charles Anderson (1873-1912), Joseph Anderson (b 1876), Oliver J. Anderson (b 1879), Colin Fletcher Anderson (b 1885), Mabel Anderson (b 1889), Alice Myrtle Anderson (b 1894), and Clarence Lorimer Anderson (b 1897).

He died at Pope, Manitoba on 29 October 1919.


The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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