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Memorable Manitobans: Christopher C. Montgomery (1852-1902)

Carriage maker, blacksmith, politician.

Born in Drummond, Lanark County, Ontario in 1852, brother of Thomas Montgomery. After serving his apprenticeship in the carriage-making business for six years, he came to Winnipeg in 1874. Here he started a blacksmith business which expanded to employ 35 men. He was elected to the Winnipeg City Council in 1876 for a three-year term, and again in 1882 for three years. He was chairman of the Board of Works.

He moved to Minot, North Dakota in 1894, where he died in February 1902.

Sources:

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

Page revised: 8 August 2009

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