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Memorable Manitobans: M. R. O’Loughlin (1853-1917)


Born at Kingston, Canada West (now Ontario) in 1853, son of the Rev. A. J. O’Loughlin, rector of the Episcopal church at North Gower, County Carlton, Canada West, he attended the collegiate institute at Kingston. In 1879 he married Miss J. Blackburn of Montreal. He became a commercial traveller for the firm of Cooper, Fairman and Company, of Montreal, residing in Winnipeg as their permanent agent. When the explosive department of the business was bought out by the Hamilton Powder Company of Montreal he retained the agency for Manitoba and the North-West. In 1881 he established the wholesale stationery firm of O’Loughlin Bros. and Company with his brother, John Miles O’Loughlin. He later moved to New York to take charge of the Butterick Pattern enterprise. O’Loughlin died in March 1917.


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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

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