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Manitoba History No. 89
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War Memorials in Manitoba
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Memorable Manitobans
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Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
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Memorable Manitobans: Donald Bannerman (1803-1880)

Pioneer.

He was born at Helmsdale in Kildonan parish, Scotland in 1803. He came to the West with his parents in 1815, being one of the third party of Lord Selkirk settlers. He married Janette Matheson, a daughter of William Matheson of Scotland. They had eleven children, including Samuel Bannerman. He opened a general store at Kildonan and was the owner of several boats on the Red River, making trips each spring to York Factory, carrying furs for the Hudson’s Bay Company and returning with supplies for his store. He was a Liberal and a member of Kildonan Presbyterian Church. He died in February 1880.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Kildonan Settlers Bridge (Red River, Winnipeg)

Sources:

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

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 July 2017

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