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Memorable Manitobans: Thomas James Douglas (1867-1929)

Grain merchant.

Born at Cambray, Ontario on 25 September 1867, he came to Winnipeg in 1883 and worked in the general store of Robinson and Brandon. After living at Tantallon, Saskatchewan for a few years, he returned to Winnipeg to enter the grain business. In 1921, he founded the grain-trading firm of Douglas-King Limited with himself as President. He was married twice, first on 10 September 1901 to Emma Helen McGee (?-1903), and second on 18 July 1906 to Christina Mustard (1876-1931). He died at his home, 91 West Gate, on 5 May 1929 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Douglas House (91 West Gate, Winnipeg)

Sources:

“Mrs. T. J. Douglas gone,” Winnipeg Tribune, 8 June 1903, page 6.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Thos. J. Douglas died Sunday,” Winnipeg Tribune, 6 May 1929, page 3.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 May 2020

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