Memorable Manitobans: James Hamilton Rowan (c1831-?)
Born in Ireland around 1831, he and wife Hannah had eight children: Hill W. Rowan (c1864-?), Mary E. Rowan (c1866-?), Martha W. Rowan (c1868-?), William B. Rowan (c1869-?), Lillie E. Rowan (c1870-?), Devonsher Rowan (c1872-?), James G. Rowan (c1875-?), and Madalien Rowan (c1877-?). A founding member of the Manitoba Historical Society, and a participant in the 1878 ceremony to mark the opening of the first railway to Winnipeg, he moved to Chile in late May 1892.
Some of his architectural works in Manitoba included:
His articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:
1891 Canada census, Ancestry.
“City and country,” Manitoba Free Press, 30 May 1892, page 8.
We thank Randy Rostecki for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 19 May 2018
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