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Memorable Manitobans: Alexander Kittson (1853-1883)

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Alexander Kittson
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MLA (1879-1883), MLA (1883).

Born at North Pembina 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 was acclaimed in the 1883 general election. On 8 July 1875, he married Elise Gingras (1854-1923), daughter of Antoine Gingras, and they had two children: Annie Jane Kittson (1877-1960, wife of Joseph Cinq-Mars and Horace Chevrier) and Edward Kittson (1882-?). He died of smallpox at St. Boniface on 27 April 1883.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Kittson House (165 La Verendrye Street, Winnipeg)


Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Death registration [Elise Leveque], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Pioneers and Early Citizens of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Manitoba Library Association, 1971.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 September 2019

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