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Memorable Manitobans: James Dillon (1865-?)

Cigar manufacturer.

Born at London, Ontario on 28 May 1865, son of John and Mary Dillon, he left school at the age of 11 to work in a local cigar factory. In 1896, he came to Manitoba and worked for three years in cigar manufacturing establishments at Brandon. In 1899, he opened his own cigar manufactory, which became the largest such facility between Brandon and Edmonton. He also invested in farm land, owning 320 acres in Manitoba and 480 acres in Saskatchewan. He lived at 121 Tenth Street, Brandon.

Sources:

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 April 2010

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