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Memorable Manitobans: Amos Rowe (1836-1902)

Journalist.

Born at Huntington, Quebec on 27 December 1836, he was an auctioneer and commission merchant in Ottawa for several years, serving on the Ottawa city council. He came to Winnipeg in 1880 and published the Winnipeg Times, a daily conservative newspaper until July 1885. Later that year, he moved to Calgary, Alberta to take the positions of Dominion Lands Agent and Sub-Collector of Customs. He retired from the position in 1901 and formed a real estate company. He died suddenly at Calgary on 30 May 1902 and was buried in the Banff Town Cemetery.

Sources:

A Political Manual of the Province of Manitoba and the North-West Territories by J. P. Robertson, Winnipeg: Call Printing Company, 1887.

Obituary, The Albertan (Calgary), 28 July 1902.

Amos Rowe, Find-A-Grave.

We thank Wendy Robinson for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 April 2014

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