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Memorable Manitobans: William McMurray (c1820-1877)

Fur trader.

He was born about 1820 in the North-West, son of Thomas McMurray, a Chief Trader of the Hudson’s Bay Company. He received his education at the Red River Academy. The HBC apprenticed him as Postmaster around 1837, and in 1866 he was appointed Chief Factor, subsequently becoming Chief Factor for the northern district. McMurray died suddenly at Winnipeg on 7 March 1877.


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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 May 2017

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