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Memorable Manitobans: Hugh Ross (1856-1894)

Building contractor.

Born at Sonnybrae, Pictou County, Nova Scotia on 21 October 1856, he moved to Winnipeg in 1880, where he joined his brothers Duncan and Neil as a building contractor. He became valuator for the Permanent Mortgage and Trusts Company. In 1882 at Emerson, he married Elizabeth Ann Johns (?-?) of Exeter, Ontario and they had two sons: David Johns Ross (1887-?) and Harold Hugh Ross (1891-?). He was Sunday School superintendent of St. Andrew’s Church. He resided at 146 Mayfair Avenue, Winnipeg. He died at Winnipeg on 24 November 1894.


Birth and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 May 2020

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