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Memorable Manitobans: Thomas Henry Jackson (1854-1929)

Farmer, businessman, municipal official.

Born at Lanark, Ontario on 23 January 1854, son of John and Anne Jackson, he was educated at the Lanark public school. He came to Manitoba in 1878 and farmed near Minnedosa until 1900. He served as Reeve of the Rural Municipality of Odanah (1895-1899) and stood for a seat in the Manitoba Legislature in 1899. He moved to British Columbia in 1900 where he was Manager of the Harrison River Lumber Mills Company, later moving to Chilliwack where he was Mayor in 1909 and Vice-President of the Chilliwack Telephone Company and a Director on the Chilliwack Hospital Board. Married to Letitia Cunningham of Lanark, he had two sons and four daughters. He died at Chilliwack on 13 October 1929.

Sources:

Northern Who’s Who; A Biographical Dictionary of Men and Women” by Dr. C. W. Parker, 1916.

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 September 2018

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