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Memorable Manitobans: James O’Connor (1830-1905)


He was born in County Antrim, Ireland, in July 1830. He was married and had three children. He came to Canada in 1853 and settled in London, Ontario. He came to Winnipeg in 1879 and, in partnership with Thomas Brown, built the Queen’s Hotel on Main Street in 1880. He later engaged in mining and timber enterprises. He was a member of St. John’s Cathedral and a prominent Mason. O’Connor died at Winnipeg on 23 November 1905.


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: 7 September 2014

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