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Memorable Manitobans: John H. Stanger (1846-1929)

HBC employee.

Born in the parish of St. Ola, Orkney, Scotland on 9 April 1846, he entered the service of the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1863 as a labourer, serving at Fort Edmonton before being transferred to Upper Fort Garry in 1868. He was employed as Postmaster at Upper Fort Garry until 1874, and also took part in the Fenian raid of 1871. From 1874 to 1880, Stanger was clerk in charge at the HBC post at Ste. Anne, which remained standing in 1969. He served as Reeve of the Rural Municipality of Ste. Anne in 1887. He was in charge of the Portage La Loche brigade for a season and, in 1893, was made clerk in charge at Lower Fort Garry. He died on 1 March 1929, at the age of 82 years, in the Rural Municipality of St. Clements.


This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 August 2018

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