Memorable Manitobans: Alexander Kittson (1853-1883)
Born at West Lynne on 26 February 1853, son of Norman Wolfred Kittson and Elise Marion (?-?), he was educated at St. Boniface College. He was a member of the Board of Education for Manitoba. Defeated as a candidate for the St. Vital constituency in the 1878 provincial general election, he was elected in 1879 for the constituency of Ste. Agathe as a Liberal Conservative and acclaimed in the 1883 general election. At the time of his death, he was a member of the St. Boniface Board of Education, Treasurer for the Municipal of St. Boniface, Vice-President of the St. Jean Baptiste Association of Manitoba, and a real estate agent with the firm of LaRiviere, Kittson and Company. On 8 July 1875, he married Elise Gingras (c1856-1923, daughter of Antoine Gingras) and they had four children: Norman William Joseph Kittson (1875-1938), Annie Jane Kittson (1877-1960, wife of Joseph Cinq-Mars and Horace Chevrier), Virginie Kittson (1881-1886), and Louis Edmond Horace Kittson (1882-?). He died of smallpox at his St. Boniface residence on 27 April 1883.
1881 Canada census, Ancestry.
Birth and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Obituary, Manitoba Free Press, 28 April 1883, page 8.
Death registration [Elise Leveque], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
Pioneers and Early Citizens of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Manitoba Library Association, 1971.
We thank Oliver Bernuetz (Legislative Library of Manitoba) for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 5 August 2020