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Memorable Manitobans: Robert Hamilton (1842-1911)

Merchant, immigration agent.

Born in the County of Argenteuil, Canada East (now Quebec) on 16 September 1842, he moved to Emerson in the autumn of 1882 where he was a contractor and then a hardware merchant. Active in municipal affairs, he was a school trustee for many years, Chairman of the Emerson School Board for much of that time, and Mayor of Emerson (1905-1907). He was a Liberal candidate for the Emerson constituency in the 1899 provincial general election. In the autumn of 1910 he was appointed immigration inspector. He died at the St. Boniface Hospital on 27 January 1911 as the result of injuries received when struck by an engine at Emerson. He was survived by nine children.

Sources:

Pioneers and Early Citizens of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Manitoba Library Association, 1971.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 September 2018

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