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Memorable Manitobans: David Jackson (1852-1925)

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David Jackson
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Farmer, MLA (1903-1907).

Born at Hemmingford, Quebec on 7 March 1852, son of William Jackson and Mary Scott, he was educated there. On 23 August 1875, he married Mary A. Wilson (?-1877), with whom he had a son, David W. Jackson (1877-?), after which he married Fanny Dennison (?-?) in May 1882. He farmed extensive land southwest of Basswood. Elected to the Manitoba Legislature at the 1903 general election, representing the Hamiota constituency, he served a single term. He died at Vancouver, British Columbia on 19 December 1925.


1901 Canada census, Ancestry.

The Canadian Parliamentary Guide and Work of General Reference for Canada, the Provinces, and the Northwest Territories, 1905.

“Our own folk,” Rapid City Reporter, 5 November 1908, page 8.

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

Dominion Land Grants, Library and Archives Canada.

We thank Connor Mah and Oliver Bernuetz for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 August 2020

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