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Memorable Manitobans: Donald Matheson (1838-1909)


Born at Rosshire, Scotland in 1838, he emigrated to Canada in 1870 and settled at Millbrook, Ontario. He married Jessie Logan, who died in 1900. In 1908 he married her sister, Mary. In 1880 he moved to Manitoba, first working as a sawyer in the mill of Drake and Rutherford at Fisher River. Later he worked for Captain William Robinson at his mills at Humbug Bay. Subsequently he moved to Clandeboye, where he lived until 1906. During the fall of 1906 he took up a homestead at Maymont, Saskatchewan. Matheson died on 15 April 1909 and was buried in the Little Britain Cemetery.


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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 October 2018

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