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Memorable Manitobans: Richard M. Harrison (1862-?)

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Richard M. Harrison
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Bank manager.

Born in Quebec on 11 September 1862, he studied at Thom's Commercial College then entered the service of the Union Bank in 1881, later being transferred to Montreal where he worked for six years. He was subsequently transferred to Ottawa where he served as a bank accountant for six years. In 1894 he came to Winnipeg where he stayed for a year before moving to Carberry to take charge of the local branch of the Union Bank. In March 1905 he resigned to open a branch of the Bank of Hamilton at Carberry. He also owned 4,000 acres of farmland around Carberry, in partnership with two others, he was a director of the Manitoba Ranching and Grain-Growing Company, and a stockholder in the Arabian Medicine Company. In May 1892 he married Julia Cotte (?-?) of Montreal. They had two sons: Richard M. Harrison and Bernard Harrison.

Sources:

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 August 2018

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