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Memorable Manitobans: James Bousfield (1856-?)

Farmer and stockbreeder.

Born at Milton, Ontario on 21 June 1856, son of George and Mary Bousfield, he was educated at Milton public schools. He came to Manitoba in 1881 and began farming at Douglas. Managed successfully his mother’s farm from age of 16; broke up and operated his large farm at Douglas during the 1880s, dealt extensively in grain and creamery business, ten years; extensive breeder of pure bred Clydesdales, Shorthorns and Improved Yorkshire pigs; deals in pure bred horses and cattle. Married Amelia J. Plummer, Toronto, 1891; has two sons and five daughters. Society: Maccabees. Independent Liberal; Methodist. Recreations: driving. Address: Orchard Farm, Macgregor, Manitoba.

Sources:

Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, edited by C. W. Parker, Vancouver: Canadian Press Association, 1911.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 April 2013

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