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Memorable Manitobans: Patrick Cunningham (c1789-1831)

Early settler.

Born in Calry, Sligo, Ireland, he joined the Hudson's Bay Company as a labourer in 1812 and sailed aboard the Robert Taylor with Owen Keveny. He served in the East Winnipeg District in 1812-13 and in Swan River in 1813-14 before heading further west. He drowned in the Severn River.

Sources:

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Page revised: 5 February 2008

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