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Memorable Manitobans: Donald Cameron (1838-1914)


Born in St. Johns Parish on 14 March 1838, a descendant of Selkirk Settlers Hugh Cameron and Margaret McLean, he was active in municipal affairs, serving over 20 years on the council of the RM of Assiniboia. During the 1869-70 Riel Resistance, he served in the local militia. He was a member of the Lord Selkirk Old Timers’ Association and the local Anglican church. He died at Headingley on 23 April 1914, survived by four daughters and one son. He was buried in Headingley Cemetery.


“Headingly pioneer dies of pneumonia”, newspaper clipping dated 24 April 1914 [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B6]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 August 2010

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