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Memorable Manitobans: Loftus Morton Fortier (1858-?)

Civil servant.

Born at Kingston, Ontario in 1858, he began a career in the civil service at the age of 16, in the office of the Governor General at Ottawa. He transferred to Winnipeg in 1879 where he became a founding member of the Manitoba Historical Society. He married in 1881 and resigned from his government job to move to Brandon with his new wife, establishing there the city's first post office. He also served as the first postmaster at Alexander. In 1883, he was a member of the Provisional Board of Governors for the Brandon General Hospital and was the first police magistrate (1883-1887). He returned to Ottawa to organize the Immigration Branch and, in 1913, moved to Nova Scotia to establish immigration services there. He retired in 1920.

See also:

Loftus Morton Fortier by Thomas D. Fortier
Manitoba Pageant, Volume 19, Number 1, Autumn 1973

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This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 October 2020

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