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Memorable Manitobans: Daniel McDonald (1834-1918)

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Daniel McDonald
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Born at Edinburgh, Scotland on 3 December 1834, he came to Winnipeg in 1883 on behalf of the Confederation Life Association, being Manager of Western Branches in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia for 34 years. He died at his Winnipeg home, 45 Lily Street, on 24 June 1918 and was buried in the St. James Cemetery. He was survived by three children: Donald McDonald (1859-?), Benjamin McDonald (1861-1939), and Elizabeth McDonald (1869-?).

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: McDonald House (45 Lily Street, Winnipeg)


1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

The Leading Financial, Business & Professional Men of Winnipeg, published by Edwin McCormick, Photographs by T. J. Leatherdale, Compiled and printed by Stone Limited, c1913. [copy available at the Archives of Manitoba]

Death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“D. McDonald, life insurance man dies,” Winnipeg Tribune, 24 June 1918, page 5.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 July 2020

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