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Memorable Manitobans: Angus Henderson (1825-1901)

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Angus Henderson
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Farmer.

Born at East Kildonan on 1 November 1825, one of ten children of Samuel Robert Henderson and Flora Livingstone (1805-1865), brother of John Henderson, he had limited formal education before he began mixed farming on river lots in the vicinity. He served as a constable in the government of the Hudson’s Bay Company. He was an early member of the Kildonan Presbyterian Church and for years was a member of its managing board. He married Catherine McBeath (1832-1895), daughter of Robert McBeath Sr. They had twelve children, including Samuel R. Henderson. He died on 26 October 1901 and was buried in the Kildonan Presbyterian Cemetery.

Sources:

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

“Kildonan pioneer called,” Manitoba Free Press, 28 October 1901.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Jim Spence for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 January 2019

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