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Memorable Manitobans: Andrew Boyd (1845-1920)


Born at Oxford, Ontario on 6 August 1845, he came to western Canada in 1866, via St. Paul, Minnesota, traveling by ox-cart and going to Lac la Biche, Alberta where he engaged in fur trading. A year later, he returned to Ontario by way of Upper Fort Garry. He was married on 17 October 1867 and since then resided at Winnipeg. He was the city’s first milkman.

He died at Winnipeg on 13 December 1920 and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery.


“Pioneer Dies: Andrew Boyd” Newspaper clipping. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B7]

Page revised: 11 February 2009

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