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Memorable Manitobans: Donald Grant (1851-?)

Pharmacist, farmer.

Born at Grantown, Scotland on 23 January 1851, son of Alexander Grant and Elspeth Lawson, he completed his primary education at the age of 16 then studied pharmacy, working as a pharmacist for nine years at Grantown before going to Georgetown, British Guiana where he was a pharmacist for another four years. He traveled through the United States to Nova Scotia where he operated a pharmacy for a year then moved to Winnipeg where he got a job with the Canadian Pacific Railway, working for three years under Joseph Whitehead on the contruction of track to Rat Portage [now Kenora], Ontario. He then joined James Boorman on a journey to Birtle, going to Shoal Lake where he took employment under Robert Scott as a general store clerk and salesman. He purchased 320 acres in Township 17, Range 23 where he raised horses and grew grain. He was a shareholder in the Grain Growers Grain Company.

Sources:

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 October 2016

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