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Memorable Manitobans: Duncan Albert McDonald (1868-?)

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Born at Collingwood, Ontario on 25 December 1868, son of Neil McDonald and Mary Rosell, he was educated in the public school of Clifford, Ontario and the Harriston High School. He worked on the family farm for ten years then purchase land of his own. In 1905 he moved to Winnipeg and operated a wholesale stationery business for two years, seeling out in 1907 to go into the real estate business. He worked for the Coward Investment Company for a short time then went into partnership in the firm of McDonald & Whitla. The association ended in 1911 and McDonald continued in business alone. He was President of the St. Vital Land Company.

On 3 January 1894, he married Mary M. Tucker at Dauphin, Manitoba. They had five children: Ada E. McDonald, Mary A. McDonald, Albert D. McDonald, Gertrude E. McDonald, and Clifford C. McDonald. He was a member of the Winnipeg Industrial Bureau, Brotherhood of American Yeomen, and the Presbyterian Athletic and Literary Associations.

Sources:

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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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