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Memorable Manitobans: James Lawrence (1864-?)

Real estate, insurance and financial broker.

Born Cape Town, South Africa, 28 January 1864, son of Reverend James and Margaret Lawrence. Educated Normal School, Glasgow, Scotland; Manitoba College, Winnipeg. Commenced career hardware salesman J. H. Ashdown Company, Winnipeg; manager of western branches twenty-two years. Came to Alberta 1885, when served in Riel Rebellion (paymaster-sergeant with Lieutenant-Colonel Forest). Joined present firm, 1910. Married Ada M. Tottle, Stonewall, Manitoba; has two daughters. Societies: AF & AM, K.T., IOOF, AOUW. Recreations: baseball, athletics, horses. Address: Alberta Hotel, Edmonton, Alberta.

In 1911, Lawrence was employed with the firm of F. C. Lowes & Company, Edmonton, Alberta.


Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, edited by C. W. Parker, Vancouver: Canadian Press Association, 1911.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 March 2011

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