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Memorable Manitobans: Thomas J. Brown (1869-c1925)

Superintendent of Canadian National Railways, Dauphin Division.

Born at Almonte, Lanark County, 1869. Son of Garret and Bridget (O’Keefe) Brown. Married Maude Swears, 1910. Was educated at Almonte Public and High Schools. Family came from Ireland, and settled in Huntly Township, afterwards moved to Almonte. Mr. Brown learned telegraphing and entered the service of the Canadian Pacific Railway at Almonte. Was operator at various stations, finally dispatcher at Ottawa. Came West in 1898, Winnipeg. Commercial work, Canadian Pacific Railway until 1900. Joined Canadian Northern Forces as dispatcher, 1900-1907. Chief Dispatcher, 1907-1915. Superintendent, 1915-1925, Saskatoon, Calgary and Dauphin. Member, O.R.T. Member, Knights of Columbus. Roman Catholic. Address, Dauphin, Manitoba. Since the above was compiled, Mr. Brown died suddenly at his home in Dauphin.


Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

Page revised: 27 July 2008

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