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Memorable Manitobans: Daniel Miner Gordon (1845-1925)

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Born at Pictou, Nova Scotia on 30 January 1845, he was ordained a Presbyterian cleric in 1866. He was part of a team sent to examine the land from Port Simpson through the Rockies to the prairies, to gather further information about the proposed route of the Canadian Pacific Railway. In 1880, he published Mountain and Prairie: A Journey from Victoria to Winnipeg via Peace River Pass based on notes he made along the way. He returned to Winnipeg in the autumn of 1883 to serve as pastor of Knox Presbyterian Church. During the 1885 North West Rebellion, he was Chaplain of the 90th Battalion Winnipeg Rifles, earning the Imperial war medal for his service. He moved to a church in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1887. He died at Kingston, Ontario on 31 August 1925.

See also:

Daniel Miner Gordon, Dictionary of Canadian Biography.


A Political Manual of the Province of Manitoba and the North-West Territories by J. P. Robertson, Winnipeg: Call Printing Company, 1887.

We thank James Kostuchuk for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 August 2013

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