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Memorable Manitobans: John Tod (1794-1882)

Fur trader.

Born at Dumbartonshire, Scotland, he came to the Hudson’s Bay Company with the first party of Selkirk settlers in 1811. He was stationed at several posts in what is now Manitoba before being sent to New Caledonia in 1823. He was back in York Factory in 1834 when he met the governess Eliza Waugh, who was returning to England from Red River. They were married in England. The couple spent 1835-1836 in Red River but soon moved to the Pacific coast again. Tod died at Oak Bay, British Columbia in 1882.

See also:

John Tod, Dictionary of Canadian Biography XI, 881-83.


Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 June 2016

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