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Memorable Manitobans: Alfred Fowler (1861-?)

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Born in Oxford County, Ontario on 19 April 1861, son of Bartholomew Fowler and Phillippa Inch, he left public school at the age of 14 to work as a clerk in a grocery store, taking charge of the store when he was 17. He joined the Methodist Church in 1875 and, after saving enough money for an education, attended the Stratford Collegiate Institute. He graduated with an Arts degree from Victoria College in May 1890. After preaching for two years, he joined the Presbyterian Church at London, Ontario in July 1892 then moved to Manitoba as a missionary and was posted at Morris, Manitoba where, after ordination in September 1893, he became Pastor of Knox Presbyterian Church.

Sources:

The Canadian Album: Men of Canada or Success by Example, Vol. III, Bradley, Garretson & Company, Brantford, Ontario, 1894.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 June 2010

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