Memorable Manitobans: Hugh Alexander McKinnon (1852-1930)
Real estate agent.
Born at London, Ontario on 7 April 1852, son of Neil McKinnon and Isabelle MacIllravie, he was educated at Caledonia, Ontario then moved to Ottawa in 1867 where he worked as a clerk. He came to Winnipeg in 1879 and worked as a timekeeper for a contracting firm that was building the Canadian Pacific Railway. In 1886 he moved to Deloraine where he opened the first general store in the area. He sold the business in 1891 and bought land near Deloraine which he farmed and also conducted a general store. He returned to Winnipeg in 1905 and went into the real estate business.
In 1893, he married Martha S. Leggett of Deloraine. They had two sons and two daughters. In 1913, the family resided at 627 Spence Street, Winnipeg. He was a member of the Independent Order of Foresters.
He died in the Rural Municipality of North Norfolk on 8 June 1930.
1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.
Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 2 April 2010