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Memorable Manitobans: Duncan Cameron (1858-1935)

Farmer, municipal official.

Born near Chatsworth, Ontario on 6 April 1858, son of Alexander Cameron and Mary McLean, brother of Neil Cameron, the family came to Manitoba in 1874. He homesteaded north of Strathclair in 1878. Some years later he moved to Minnedosa where he operated a saw mill, later returning to farming. He became well known for his large herds of thoroughbred cattle.

In 1880, married Sarah Tully of Strathclair and they had at least ten children: John Duncan Cameron (1882-?), James Alexander Cameron (1886-?), Ellen Amelia Cameron (1888-?), Mary Ann Cameron (1889-?), Sarah Tully Cameron (1891-?), Hattie Cameron (1893-?), Clara Alison Cameron (1895-?), Alice Cameron (1898-?), Ada Elizabeth Cameron (1900-?), and Margaret Estella Cameron (1906-?). He served on the council of the Rural Municipality of Harrison and assisted in the establishment of several school districts. He retired to Vancouver, British Columbia in 1920.

He died at Davidson, Saskatchewan on 9 November 1935 while visiting his daughter. He was buried in the Minnedosa Cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Cameron Consolidated School No. 406 (1886-1966)


Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Funeral services held at Minnedosa for Duncan Cameron,” Winnipeg Free Press, 13 November 1935, page 1.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 February 2021

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