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Memorable Manitobans: Thomas M. Percival (1851-?)


Born at Bramcote, England on 29 July 1851, he emigrated to Canada in 1884 and settled at Hamilton where he worked in the pork packing business. He came to Manitoba in 1887 and farmed near Brandon until 1893. He sold his interests and, two years later, entered the grocery business. He served as President of the Conservative Association of Brandon, and was a member of the Brandon city council. He was Postmaster of Brandon for 12 years (1912-1924). He was a member of the Independent Order of Foresters, Sons of England, Maccabees, and Orange Society. He was a charter member of the Western Agricultural and Arts Association, President of the Brandon Farmers Institute, and a member of the Horticultural and Forestry Associations. In 1924, he and his wife moved to Vancouver, British Columbia.


A History of Manitoba: Its Resources and People by Prof. George Bryce, Toronto: The Canadian History Company, 1906.

“Around town,” Brandon Daily Sun, 18 November 1924, page 10.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 October 2020

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