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Memorable Manitobans: John Robert Spencer (1831-1893)

Fur trader.

Born at Montreal, Quebec on 17 April 1831, he came to Ruperts Land in the employ of the Hudson's Bay Company in 1869 and shortly after went to York Factory where he was second-in-command until 1873. He was then appointed Master of Fort Churchill. In 1888 he was in charge of York Factory, returning to Churchill the following year where he remained in charge until July 1893 when he left on furlough. He had been ill for some time and died a few weeks after reaching Winnipeg, on 11 November 1893.

Sources:

1893 Annual Report, Manitoba Historical Society.

Page revised: 4 July 2009

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