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Memorable Manitobans: John W. Thompson (1858-1914)

Click to enlargeFarmer, MLA (1911-1914).

Born at Ravenswood, Ontario on 31 May 1858, son of Malcolm Thompson and Anne McLarty, he received his education there. He came to Manitoba in 1878, settling first at Portage la Prairie, and later on a homestead at Minnedosa. He was married to Annie Smith in 1881 and had one son, William. He served in the 1885 North West Rebellion as a Lieutenant in the 91st Battalion. He was appointed as homestead inspector for the Dominion Government in 1897. A Liberal, he was elected to the Manitoba Legislature for the Minnedosa constituency in 1910.

He died at Winnipeg on 4 February 1914.

Sources:

A History of Manitoba: Its Resources and People by Prof. George Bryce, Toronto: The Canadian History Company, 1906.

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

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 January 2010

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