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Manitoba History No. 89
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Memorable Manitobans: Grant Forest (c1794-?)

Fur trader.

Born in Montreal, he arrived in Red River in 1820 with a load of trade goods, which he was not allowed to trade for furs. In 1821 he went with Robert Dickson to Prairie du Chien to meet a herd of American cattle. He was an accountant at Fort Douglas in 1824, when he married Mary Allez, a Guernsey native hired as schoolmistress for the Red River Settlement. He clerked at Lake of Two Mountains in 1827.

Sources:

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by J. M. Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 January 2018

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