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Manitoba Photographers: Fred Grant Alexander (1881-1907)

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Born at Brooklin, Ontario on 13 March 1881, son of Walker Alexander (1847-1921) and Sarah McKibben (1848-1921), by the time of the 1901 Canadian census, he was working as a photographer at Carman, possibly in the firm of Shaw & Alexander in collaboration with J. B. Shaw. He moved to Brandon around 1902 and, in early 1905, he married Jean Francis “Jenny” Proctor. He later moved to Calgary, Alberta where he was a patient at the Calgary Sanitarium. He died of tuberculosis at Calgary on 14 February 1907. He had been a member of the Presbyterian church and the Canadian Order of Foresters.

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Ontario birth registration, Ancestry.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“At the city hotels,” Manitoba Free Press, 12 July 1902, page 1.

“Personal notes,” Brandon Weekly Sun, 6 April 1905, page 27.

“Buried at Calgary,” Brandon Weekly Sun, 21 February 1907, page 15.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 October 2016

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