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Memorable Manitobans: Hector Frederick Macdonald (1857-1898)

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Harold F. Macdonald
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General contractor.

Born in Nova Scotia in 1857, he came to Winnipeg in 1880 and worked as a general contractor for nine years before moving to Seattle, Washington and continuing his work there. He then worked for seven years in Victoria, British Columbia followed by three years in Vancouver, finally retiring and working as a fruit inspector in British Columbia. He took some contracts at Crows Nest where he died on 4 May 1898. His widow returned to Manitoba and farmed at Petrel for seven years before moving to Winnipeg.

On 28 December 1881, he married Flora McLean in Winnipeg. They had six children: Jennett Christie Macdonald, Maimie Macdonald, John Angus Macdonald, Grace Bell Macdonald, Edward Neil Macdonald, and Roy Gordon Macdonald. He was a member of the IOOF and Presbyterian Church.


The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 March 2010

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