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Memorable Manitobans: James McLenaghen (c1848-1919)

Businessman, municipal official.

He was for many years connected with the Hudson’s Bay Company at Fort Garry, but in 1870 severed his connections, and opened a dry goods store with Mr. Malloch. He later moved to Portage la Prairie and entered business with R. S. Patterson, taking over a business formerly conducted by Campbell and Marlatt. Later on he formed a company known as the Portage Milling Company, eventually selling out to the Lake of the Woods Milling Company. He was a member of the Portage la Prairie City Council for many years, serving briefly as Mayor in 1890. In 1893 he left Portage for Toronto, and died in Los Angeles, California in January 1919.


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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 June 2018

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