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Memorable Manitobans: John William Macdonald (1855-1948)

Click to enlargeAgricultural implements dealer.

Born Australia, 15 August 1855, son of Archibald and Sarah MacDonald. Educated Collegiate Institute, Brantford, Ontario. Commenced career as druggist with Adolph Bennett, Brantford, Ontario, 1876; came to Manitoba, 1883, and engaged in collecting for his father, who was in business at Emerson, Manitoba, shipping in horses and implements from Ontario and Chicago. He served as Mayor of Emerson from 1893 to 1894; Alderman, Portage la Prairie, 1911. Married Hannah Maria Jackson, Brantford, Ontario 1876; has five sons and five daughters. Societies: AF & AM (P.M.), AOUW. Recreations: riding, curling, lawn bowling. Conservative; Presbyterian.

He died at Portage la Prairie on 15 January 1948.

Sources:

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.

“John MacDonald of Portage dies at 93 years,” Winnipeg Free Press, 17 January 1949. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B10, page 61]

This page was prepared by Sarah Ramsden.

Page revised: 1 July 2010

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