Memorable Manitobans: Angus Purkis Cameron (1885-1953)
Born at Montreal, Quebec on 14 January 1885, son of Donald McPherson and Lucy Olive Cameron, he was educated at Hamilton, Ontario. He began working as a clerk with Herbert Jones Company at Hamilton in 1901 then came to Winnipeg in 1906. By 1911, he was a working as a broker with the firm of W. Sanford Evans & Company at 326 Grain Exchange, Winnipeg. During the First World War, he served as a Sergeant with the 91st Regiment and 100th Regiment. He married Janet Marion Sinclair Strang (1889-1986), daughter of Andrew Strang, and they had three children. He was a member of the Canadian Club of Hamilton, Winnipeg Rowing Club, and Presbyterian church. He died at the Deer Lodge Hospital on 29 December 1953 and was buried in the St. John’s Cathedral Cemetery.
Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, edited by C. W. Parker, Vancouver: Canadian Press Association, 1911.
“A. P. Cameron funeral held,” Winnipeg Tribune, 31 December 1953, page 30.
Obituary [Janet Marion Sinclair Cameron], Winnipeg Free Press, 15 March 1986, page 69.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 31 December 2018
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