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Memorable Manitobans: Thomas Johnson (?-1869)

Murder victim.

In December 1869 he was found outside his door in Winnipeg, apparently frozen to death, but it turned out he had been shot in a drinking quarrel the previous night. This was one of the few recorded murders in the history of the Red River Settlement. His murderer, although known to authorities, was never apprehended because the culprit hastily left the settlement.

Sources:

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Page revised: 20 March 2008

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