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Memorable Manitobans: John Higgins (1807-1884)

Merchant, municipal official.

He operated his business in the Red River Settlement from an ox car for nine years, building a general store on Main Street in 1865. He was one of Winnipeg's first alderman, elected in 1874. He was one of the founders of the Winnipeg Board of Trade, in 1873. Higgins died at Winnipeg on 22 November 1884.

See also:

John Higgins and Higgins Avenue by Ross Mitchell
Manitoba Pageant, Volume 6, Number 2, January 1961

Sources:

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 November 2017

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