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Memorable Manitobans: Samuel Polson (1847-1926)

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Samuel Polson
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Born at the Kildonan Settlement near Lower Fort Garry on 25 September 1847, son of Angus Polson and Anne Henderson, he was educated in the Kildonan parish school, after which he farmed. He entered Manitoba College in Spring 1871 and graduated in Arts in 1875, then in Theology in 1878. After attending Knox College at Toronto for a year, he was ordained at Winnipeg in January 1880. He ministered at Millbrook and Clear Springs for six years, at Nelson and Miami for four years, then was appointed Pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Hartney in October 1890. He later returned to the Kildonan area where, in 1906, he built a home named Lochlea on the banks of the Red River. In 1879 he married Jane Isabella Elizabeth Johnstone (?-?) of Ontario. They had two sons: James Johnstone Polson (1881-?) and Hugh Gladstone Polson (1897-?). He died on 29 November 1926.

Sources:

The Canadian Album: Men of Canada or Success by Example, Vol. III, Bradley, Garretson & Co., Brantford, Ontario, 1894.

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

Birth and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 November 2019

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