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Memorable Manitobans: John Russell Foster (1853-1941)

Police officer.

Born on 9 April 1853, he served on the Winnipeg police force then the Manitoba Provincial Police before being appointed Brandon’s Police Chief in July 1890. He resigned two years later to start a private detective agency, from which he retired around 1910. He was a provincial vehicle inspector from 1911 until 1915. He died at Brandon on 15 January 1941 and was buried in the Brandon Cemetery.


“City and country,” Manitoba Free Press, 25 July 1890, page 8.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 November 2017

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