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Memorable Manitobans: James Anderson (1840-1891)

Fur trader.

Born on the Orkney Islands, Scotland in 1840, he emigrated to Canada’s North-West in 1860. He served the Hudson’s Bay Company for 31 years, rising to the post of Commissioned Officer, having served as manager of the Company’s mill at Winnipeg. He was a member of the Winnipeg Board of Trade. He was married, had two daughters including Mary Edna Anderson (1868-1928, wife of Thomas William Leslie), and died at Winnipeg on 20 December 1891.


“Funeral of Jas. Anderson,” Winnipeg Tribune, 22 December 1891, page 5.

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 March 2020

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