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Memorable Manitobans: James Innes (1855-?)


Born in Banffshire, Scotland on 27 July 1855, son of David Innes and Janes Macgregor, he went to Glasgow at the age of 13 years where he learned the milling trade. He continued this business until July 1878 when he emigrated to Canada where he worked as a miller. In the summer of 1897 he moved to Hartney, Manitoba and purchased a mill which he operated until 1903 when he organized a joint stock company with himself as president and general manager. He married Catherine Creighton of Oxford County, Ontario in 1898. They had a son, David Alexander Innes. He was a member of the AF & AM (Hartney Lodge No. 52), the IOOF and the Corinthian Chapter No. 101 of Boissevain.


A History of Manitoba: Its Resources and People by Prof. George Bryce, Toronto: The Canadian History Company, 1906.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 November 2008

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