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Memorable Manitobans: Sarah “Sally” Ross (c1798-1884)

Community leader.

Born around 1798, the daughter of an Okanagan Indian chief, she married the fur trader Alexander Ross “by the custom of the country” in 1812 and in the Anglican Church at Red River in 1828. She and her children accompanied her husband to Red River in 1826, and she lived there until her death. Although she seldom appeared in public, she was a well-known figure in the community, serving as a link between the Aboriginals and Europeans in the settlement.

See also:

Sarah Ross, Dictionary of Canadian Biography XI, 775-76.

Sources:

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 December 2019

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