Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 138 years

 


MHS
Events


Fall
Field Trip:
Ukrainian
Settlement


Manitoba
History

No. 84


This Old
Elevator


Abandoned
Manitoba


War
Memorials
in Manitoba


Digitized
Local History
Books


Memorable
Manitobans


Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans: James Lawrence (1864-?)

Real estate, insurance and financial broker.

Born Cape Town, South Africa, 28 January 1864, son of Reverend James and Margaret Lawrence. Educated Normal School, Glasgow, Scotland; Manitoba College, Winnipeg. Commenced career hardware salesman J. H. Ashdown Company, Winnipeg; manager of western branches twenty-two years. Came to Alberta 1885, when served in Riel Rebellion (paymaster-sergeant with Lieutenant-Colonel Forest). Joined present firm, 1910. Married Ada M. Tottle, Stonewall, Manitoba; has two daughters. Societies: AF & AM, K.T., IOOF, AOUW. Recreations: baseball, athletics, horses. Address: Alberta Hotel, Edmonton, Alberta.

In 1911, Lawrence was employed with the firm of F. C. Lowes & Company, Edmonton, Alberta.

Sources:

Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, edited by C. W. Parker, Vancouver: Canadian Press Association, 1911.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 March 2011

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z | 2017


Send corrections and additions to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at biographies@mhs.mb.ca

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban  | Our Inspiration | Acknowledgements

Support the MHS and

Back to top of page

   


To report an error on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2017 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.