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Memorable Manitobans: Donald Ross (1797-1852)

Click to enlargeFur trader.

He entered the service of the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1816. He was at Cumberland House as a clerk in 1822, and in 1824-26 was at York Factory. He was appointed a Chief Trader in 1829, and for many years was in charge at Norway House. In his later years he retired to the Red River Settlement, where he died on 18 November 1852.

An extensive correspondence is on microfilm at the Archives of Manitoba.


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

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Page revised: 6 December 2008

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