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Memorable Manitobans: Ritchie Macpherson (1859-?)

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Born in Renfrewshire, Scotland on 1 July 1859, he worked as an apprentice and journeyman joiner before emigrating to Canada and arriving in Manitoba in May 1882. He took up a homestead north of Balgonie where he farmed until 1887. In that year he came to Brandon and accepted a position with the furniture firm of Wilson & Smyth. He then formed a partnership with George W. Vincent in a furniture and undertaking business. He married Sarah Gurley of Leamington, England in 1889. They had three children: Violet Macpherson, Archie Marquis Macpherson, and Ritchie Macpherson. He was a member of the Masons, the IOOF, and the COF.

Sources:

A History of Manitoba: Its Resources and People by Prof. George Bryce, Toronto: The Canadian History Company, 1906.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 November 2008

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