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Memorable Manitobans: Thomas Lafayette Rosser (1836-1910)

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Thomas L. Rosser
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Military officer, railway engineer.

He served as Chief Engineer of the Canadian Pacific Railway from 1881 to 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.


This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 January 2015

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