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Memorable Manitobans: William Ross (c1780-1855)

Fur trader.

Born in Ross-shire, Scotland, around 1780. He joined the Hudson’s Bay Company and was in charge at Oxford House, Nelson House, and at Fort Churchill successively. He died in Ottawa on 12 January 1855.

Sources:

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

Page revised: 31 July 2008

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