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Memorable Manitobans: William Ross (1825-1856)

Postmaster.

He was the second son of Alexander Ross and Sarah Ross, a brother to James Ross. He was born in the Columbia River area of the Rockies in 1825. He journeyed eastward with his family when Alexander decided to retire to a more settled life in the Red River Settlement. William was appointed Sheriff of Assiniboia in 1851 and in 1855 became the first Postmaster for the Red River Settlement. After living in Ross House for a mere two years, William died in May 1856. He is commemorated by William Avenue in Winnipeg, and Ross House Museum.

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This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 August 2016

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