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Memorable Manitobans: Thomas Lafayette Rosser (1836-1910)

Click to enlargeMilitary officer, Chief Engineer of the Canadian Pacific Railway (1881-1886).

Rosser was appointed postmaster of Charlottesville in 1905 and in the same year he suffered a paralytic stroke which left him speechless. He died on 18 March 1910. He is commemorated by Rosser Avenue in Brandon and the Rural Municipality of Rosser.

See also:

General Rosser’s Legacy by Ken Storie
Manitoba History, Number 56, October 2007

Rosser, Major Thomas L. and Keller, S. Roger (editor), Riding with Rosser: Memoirs of Gen. Thomas L. Rosser, C.S.A., Shippensburg, Pennsylvania: Burd Street Press, 1997.

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This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 September 2013

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