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Memorable Manitobans: James H. Hillis (1857-?)

Farmer.

Born at Watford, Ontario on 28 April 1857, one of seven children of Joseph Hillis and Maria Taylor, he worked on the family farm until he was 29 years old then he moved to Manitoba and took up a farm in Section 19, Township 11, Range 19 near Brandon where he raised crops and horses. He was active in the Corn Hill Syndicate. On 12 August 1897, he married Anna Abbey. They had one stepchild, Cassie (wife of George Dennison). He was a member of the Presbyterian Church.

Sources:

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 June 2010

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