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Manitoba History No. 88
Manitoba
History

No. 88

Lieutenant Governor's History Award
Lieutenant
Governor's
History
Award

War Memorials in Manitoba
War
Memorials
in Manitoba

This Old Elevator
This Old
Elevator

Abandoned Manitoba
Abandoned
Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans
Memorable
Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans: Beecham Trotter (1860-1934)

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Beecham Trotter
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Horse dealer, author.

Born near Kingston, Ontario on 18 July 1860, Trotter arrived in Manitoba as a telegraph worker on the Canadian Pacific Railway’s construction gangs. After living for a time in Regina, North West Territories (now Saskatchewan), in 1883 he became a horse dealer and livery stable owner at Brandon. In 1925, he wrote A Horseman and the West, a book about the early days of Brandon. He served as a Brandon municipal councilor and was a member of the Odd Fellows and United Church. Trotter died on 5 March 1934 and is buried in the Brandon Cemetery.

Sources:

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Old-timer of province dies at Brandon,” Winnipeg Tribune, 5 March 1934, page 9.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 October 2015

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