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Memorable Manitobans: Daniel Hamilton (1833-1899)

Click to enlargeFarmer, carpenter.

Born at Bothwell, near Glasgow, Scotland around 1833, son of John Bailey Hamilton, he emigrated to Canada around 1855 and lived for two years in Ontario before coming to Manitoba. He later spent three years on a gold prospecting crew on the Fraser River in British Columbia before returning to Manitoba and purchasing a farm at East Kildonan and investing in two farms at Springfield. A carpenter by trade, he helped to build several houses along Main Street in Winnipeg. He married Janet Sutherland (1838-1895), a daughter of John Sutherland (one of the original Selkirk Settlers) and Jane Polson. They had nine children: John Hamilton (b 1864), Jane Hamilton (b 1865), James Hamilton (b 1867), Marion Hamilton (b 1869, Mrs. John Abey), Catherine Ann Hamilton (b 1871, Mrs. Charles W. Gibbs), William R. Hamilton (b 1873), Thomas A. Hamilton (b 1875) and Alfred E. Hamilton (b 1880). He died in 1899.

Sources:

1881 Canada census, FamilySearch.

1891 Canada census, Ancestry.

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

Page revised: 27 September 2009

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