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Memorable Manitobans: Milton Josiah Armington (1851-?)

Travelling salesman, manufacturer.

Born at Norwich, Ontario on 7 May 1851, he worked for ten years in a general store at Clinton. He then began a career as a travelling salesman, spending five years with the firm of Forbes, Roberts & Company of Toronto, five years for the Montreal firm of Radford Brothers, and for sixteen years for the Montreal firm of James Johnston & Company. He began travelling through western Canada in 1880 and, in 1901, took up residence in Winnipeg to work as Vice-President of the Emerson, Hague Manufacturing Company.

In 1874, he married Alice Evelyn Stratby of Clinton, Ontario. They had two children: Frank Milton Armington and Lena Vivian Armington. He was a memberr of the Ancient Order of United Workmen, the United Commercial Travelers of America, the Commercial Travelers' Association of Canada, and the Commercial Club of Winnipeg.

Sources:

A History of Manitoba: Its Resources and People by Prof. George Bryce, Toronto: The Canadian History Company, 1906.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 October 2008

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