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Memorable Manitobans: Hector McKay (1850-?)

Railroader, liveryman.

Born in Oxford County, Ontario on 3 April 1850, son of Donald McKay, he worked on the family farm before joining the Wolseley Expedition, coming to the Red River Settlement, and receiving his discharge there in March 1871. He returned to Ontario in the fall of 1871 on account of illness and spent the next seven years in railroad work. He returned to Manitoba in 1878 and continued with railroading. He moved to Brandon in 1890 and engaged in the livery business. He married Mary Heuston of Ontario in 1874. They had a son, Donald McKay.

Sources:

A History of Manitoba: Its Resources and People by Prof. George Bryce, Toronto: The Canadian History Company, 1906.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 November 2008

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