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Memorable Manitobans: David C. Thompson (1870-?)

Farmer, fish merchant.

Born at Downey, Ontario on 20 October 1870, son of John Thompson and Elizabeth Muir, he attended school until the age of 13 then farmed with his father and brother-in-law for five years before coming to Manitoba. Here he rented a farm at Riverside which he operated for four years, adding land to it until he had 640 acres. In 1905 he set aside his farm work to move to Brandon where he established the Empire Fish Company at 657 Tenth Street. He also owned farm land at Oak River. On 22 June 1896, he married Florence Reekie (?-?) at Riverside. They had six children. The family lived at 622 Tenth Street, Brandon. He was a member of the Masons, Independent Order of Foresters, Chosen Friends of Canada and the Owls, Brandon Club, and Presbyterian Church.

Sources:

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 January 2018

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