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Memorable Manitobans: Roderick McKenzie (c1772-1859)

Fur trader.

Born in Scotland around 1772, he worked with the North West Company. After the merger with the Hudson's Bay Company in 1821, he was made chief trader. In 1825 he headed Fort William. Promoted to chief factor in 1830, he came west and headed the English River District. In 1839 he was appointed to the Council of Assiniboia. He finally retired in 1852 for “the civilized world of Red River.” He resided at Caberleigh Cottage, Red River.

See also:

Roderick McKenzie, Dictionary of Canadian Biography VIII, 562-63.


Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 October 2017

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