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Memorable Manitobans: Joseph Montgomery Robinson (1850-?)


Born on 25 February 1850, he arrived at Brandon in January 1892 and, with his brother J. C. Robinson, established the Right House. The next year he was appointed bursar of the Brandon Asylum for the Insane, a position he held until 1899 when he resigned to engage in the real estate business. He also farmed. He was a member of the Brandon Liberal Association, and served as a Brandon city alderman from 1885 to 1886. He was a Mason.


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

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 May 2020

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