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Memorable Manitobans: John M. Robertson (1876-?)


Born at Kincardine, Ontario, 1876. Son of David Robertson and Mary Ross. Married Mary McGugan, 1891. Was educated at Kincardine. Father came to Canada from Scotland and settled in Kincardine, Ontario, where he was engaged in the mercantile business. Robertson entered the wholesale dry goods business in Toronto with his brother, Frank Robertson (5 years), afterwards with Fitzgibbon-Schafheitlin of Berlin, Germany, and Montreal, Canada (17 years); rose through various departments to become European buyer, London, Paris and Berlin; came to Brandon, 1906; purchased business from O. R. Strome; firm purchased controlling interest in Merchants Ltd.; changed firm name to Doig, Rankin & Robertson. Ex-President, Retail Merchants Association. Ex-President, Brandon Club. Alderman, three years. Member, School Board, three years. Member, Board of Trade. Member, Country Club, Kiwanis Club, Masonic Fraternity. Presbyterian. Liberal.Vice-President, Liberal Association. Address, Brandon, Manitoba.


Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 April 2013

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