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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 in Point Lévis, Quebec, son of Thomas Anderson. In 1885 he married Elizabeth Martha Merrick, daughter of Reverend Joseph Merrick. They had six children. He came to Winnipeg in the early 1880s and joined George A. Merrick in the hardware business, under the firm name of the Merrick-Anderson Company. 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 in Kenora, Ontario on 14 June 1919.

See also:

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


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

We thank Terry Webber for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 July 2017

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