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Memorable Manitobans: James Turner (1826-1889)

Wholesale merchant, senator.

Born at Glasgow, Scotland in 1826, he was educated at the Glasgow High School. He came to Canada in 1848 and established a wholesale grocery business at Hamilton, Upper Canada a few years later. He added a branch of his business at Fort Garry in 1867, with Alfred Mackeand, and was a major booster of the northwest. In 1869 he toured the region with Joseph Howe. He constructed the first brick store in Winnipeg in 1875, and he was appointed a senator in 1884.

Sources:

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by J. M. Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 February 2017

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