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Memorable Manitobans: Kenneth McLeod (1828-1904)

Fur trader, farmer.

He arrived at York Factory in 1847 in the service of the Hudson’s Bay Company and remained with them for twenty-three years, chiefly at Rocky Mountain House and Fort Edmonton. In 1870 he took up farming at Poplar Point. He was a member of the Portage la Prairie group who came down to rescue Dr. John Christian Schultz after he was captured by Louis Riel during the Red River disturbance of 1869-1870. This undertaking resulted in their own capture. He served in the Riel Rebellion of 1885. He died at Winnipeg on 19 September 1904. His wife and seven children survived him.

Sources:

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Pioneers and Early Citizens of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Manitoba Library Association, 1971.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 June 2018

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