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Memorable Manitobans: Ewen MacDonald (1839-1909)

Fur trade official.

He was born in 1839, at Glen Quoich, Invernesshire, Scotland. He married the daughter of Chief Trader Alexander Murray. He joined the Hudsons Bay Company in 1859, serving at Norway House and Swan River. After retiring in 1873 he purchased a farm near Portage la Prairie. He rejoined the HBC in 1875, serving at Ile-a-la-Crosse and Norway House, Lesser Slave Lake, Peace River, Michipecoten and Lake Superior. He retired from the service in 1905, residing first at Prince Albert and later at Victoria, BC where he died in 1909.

Sources:

Pioneers and Early Citizens of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Manitoba Library Association, 1971.

Page revised: 18 October 2008

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