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Memorable Manitobans: William Alfred Inkster (1836-1869)

Mixed-blood leader.

Born at Red River in 1836, son of John Inkster and Mary Sinclair (?-?), he was educated at St. John’s Parochial School and St. John’s College, and then became a teacher and later Master of his former school. He was a charter member of the Masonic lodge at Fort Garry, and he became its junior warden. He married Mary Todd (?-?, daughter of William Todd.) He was appointed to the Council of Assiniboia in 1868. He died in 1869 and was buried on 6 May 1869 in the St. John's Cathedral Cemetery.

Sources:

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

We thank Wayne Inkster for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 December 2020

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