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Memorable Manitobans: John Flett (1784-1865)

Pioneer.

Born in the Orkney Islands, he came to Red River around 1817. He was granted Lot 24 (now the Kildonan Park Golf Course) by Lord Selkirk, and spent the remainder of his life there farming. In 1847 a school was opened in his home. He died in Kildonan.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Kildonan Settlers Bridge (Red River, Winnipeg)

Sources:

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 July 2017

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