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Manitoba History No. 89
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Memorable Manitobans
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Memorable Manitobans: Thomas Alderson Anderson (1855-1919)

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Thomas Alderson Anderson
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Hardware merchant.

Born at Point Lévis, Quebec on 25 April 1855, son of Thomas Anderson, he came to Winnipeg in the early 1880s and in 1882 joined George A. Merrick in the hardware business, under the firm name of the Merrick-Anderson Company. In 1885, he married Elizabeth Martha “Bessie” Merrick (1865-?), daughter of Reverend Joseph Merrick, and they had six children: Harold Alderson Anderson (1886-1917), Thomas Cuthbert Anderson (1888-?), Edith Amanda Anderson (1890-?), Victor Merrick Anderson (1892-?), William Stuart Anderson (1894-?), and Montague “Monte” Anderson (1898-?). He was an ardent sportsman, serving as President of the St. George Snowshoe Club and the Manitoba Curling Association (1898-1899). He was also a member of the Winnipeg Golf Club and the St. Charles Country Club. He died at his summer home at Kenora, Ontario on 14 July 1919 and was buried in the St. John’s Cathedral Cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Merrick-Anderson Building (119 Bannatyne Avenue, Winnipeg)

Sources:

Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 and 1911 Canada censes, Automated Genealogy.

“Thomas A. Anderson of Merrick-Anderson firm, dies at summer home,” Winnipeg Tribune, 14 July 1919, page 1.

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

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Terry Webber for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 March 2019

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