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Memorable Manitobans: Duncan Sinclair (1849-1914)


Born at Daltulich, Scotland on 28 November 1849, he came to Canada with his parents in 1855, living until 1882 in and around London, Ontario. He arrived in Winnipeg in April 1882 where he worked for the Sprague Lumber Company and Alexander Black Company, the latter of which he served as Vice-President. He served two terms on the Winnipeg School Board, representing Ward 3. He was a member of Clan Stewart in the Order of Scottish Clans, Independent Order of Foresters, Ancient Order of United Workmen, St. Andrews Society, the Northwest Commercial Travellers Association, St. Stephen’s Church, and the Strathcona Curling Club. In 1873, he married Sarah Jane Doyle at London, Ontario. They had two sons, J. D. Sinclair and W. H. Sinclair, and three daughters, Mrs. Annie Hicks, Emily Sinclair, and Mrs. R. D. Bruce. He died at his Winnipeg home, 186 Lipton Street, on 1 April 1914.


Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Prominent citizen died yesterday,” newspaper clipping dated 2 April 1914 [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B6]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 December 2016

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