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Memorable Manitobans: Richard Dermot Evans (1852-1923)

Travelling salesman, businessman, municipal official.

Born at Hamilton, Ontario in 1852, son of William Evans, he worked as a travelling salesman for a piano and organ manufacturer and, later, for an agricultural implements maker. He arrived in Brandon, Manitoba in 1882 to make the city his base of operations. He later worked as an auctioneer and an agent for the Imperial Oil Company. He served as an alderman on the Brandon city council. In 1887 he married Catherine Elizabeth Milne of Whitby, Ontario. They had four children: Milne Dermot Evans, John Lowell Evans, Rita Pauline Evans, and Alacia Evans. He died at Brandon on 4 June 1923.

Sources:

A History of Manitoba: Its Resources and People by Prof. George Bryce, Toronto: The Canadian History Company, 1906.

Death registration for R. D. Evans, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 October 2008

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