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Memorable Manitobans: Richard J. Nicholson (1864-1890)

Tailor, sportsman.

He was born in Montreal and came to Winnipeg in 1885. He soon gained considerable prominence as a member of various benevolent societies, particularly the Knights of Pythias, and as a lacrosse player. He was a member of the Winnipeg Lacrosse Club, was captain of the Winnipeg Juniors in 1888, and was a standout player of the intermediate championship teams of 1888 and 1889.

He contracted typhoid fever in September 1889, and diedon 15 January 1890.


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

Page revised: 12 April 2008

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