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Memorable Manitobans: James Douglas (1855-?)

Farmer, municipal official.

Born in Scotland on 15 March 1855, he emigrated to Canada and, in 1885, settled on a homestead at NE36-14-1E in the Argyle district of Manitoba. He built a home there and later purchased the SW18-14-1E in the Brant district from Daniel Ferguson. It was here that Douglas built a fine new home and named it “Dalcroy” which is still in use today. He and wife Elizabeth Jane Barker (1862-?) had four children: Mary Ann Douglas (b 1878), James D. Douglas (b 1882, later the proprietor of the Douglas General Store), Edith Annabell Douglas (b 1890), and Catherine Menzies “Kate” Douglas (b 1893). He served as councilor (1901-1912) and Reeve (1913-1916) in the RM of Woodlands.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Douglas General Store (Argyle, RM of Rockwood)

Sources:

Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

This page was prepared by Shayne Campbell and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 January 2014

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