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Memorable Manitobans: John Brown (1854-?)

General merchant.

Born at Dundee, Scotland on 14 October 1854, son of Thomas Thomas, he was educated in the public schools of Broughty Ferry after which he worked for ten years in a manufactory. In 1880 he emigrated to Canada and settled at Russell, Manitoba and started a general store there two years later. In 1897, he sold the business and moved to Neepawa and purchased the firm of Davidson & Company. He was married to Maggie Kinnard, of Dundee, Scotland, with whom he had seven children: Annie Brown, Maggie Brown (wife of W. A. Blennerhasset), Jessie, Ethel (wife of A. E. McCorvie), John, and Douglas. He was a member of AF & AM.

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: 26 October 2008

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