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Memorable Manitobans: Peter Lamont (1870-?)

Fuel dealer.

Born in Bruce County, Ontario on 15 August 1870, son of Hugh and Christina Lamont, he came with his family to the Brandon Hills where he was schooled until the age of 16. He quit school to work on the family farm. In 1892 he purchased 320 acres and began farming them. He sold the farm in 1906 and purchase 800 acres. Around 1910 he moved to Brandon and became a partner in the firm of McKinnon & Lamont, which sold coal, wood, fuel, flour, and feed.

On 29 July 1896, he married Christina Rice in the Brandon Hills. They had two daughters: Susan Rankin Lamont and Edith Alexandria Lamont. The family lived at 418 Eighth Street. He was a member of the Baptist Church.

Sources:

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 April 2010

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