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Manitoba History No. 89
Manitoba
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No. 89

War Memorials in Manitoba
War
Memorials
in Manitoba

This Old Elevator
This Old
Elevator

Abandoned Manitoba
Abandoned
Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans
Memorable
Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans: James Higham (1863-1909)

Hotelier.

Born at Manchester, England on 13 March 1863, son of William Higham and Mary Jane Baxendale, he emigrated to Canada with his parents at an early age, settling in Ontario. As a young adult, he worked on the railway for twelve years and, in 1879, came to Manitoba. In 1896 he moved to Stonewall where he purchased the Canadian Pacific Hotel. He also owned the Stonewall Roller Mill and Elevator. Higham married Eliza Johnston of Roscommon County, Ireland. He died at Selkirk on 21 January 1909.

Sources:

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

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Death registration for J. Higham, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 November 2008

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