Memorable Manitobans: Thomas Jasper Lamont (1858-1920)
Born near Walkerton, Ontario on 13 May 1858, one of eleven children of Joseph Lamont and Elizabeth Jasper, he attended Walkerton public schools then taught school from 1876 to 1881. He moved to Manitoba in 1881 and arrived at Brandon in January 1882, when he was appointed Principal of its first Protestant public school, a position that he held for six years. He then attended the Manitoba Medical College, graduated with a medical degree in 1889 and established a practice at Treherne.
On 1 July 1884, he married Mary Weightman (c1863-1947) of Northumberland, England. They had six children: Mary Elizabeth Lamont, Arthur Victor B. Lamont, Annie Frances Lamont (1888-1970, wife of John Willson Morrison), Joseph Laurie Lamont, John Noel Lamont (1899-?), and Winnifred Margaret Lamont (1901-1976, wife of Arthur F. Brown). He was a member of the Masons and IOOF.
He died on 5 October 1920 as a result of injuries sustained in a fall from a runaway horse-drawn carriage. He was buried in Treherne Woodlands Cemetery.
Birth and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.
“Dr. Lamont, Treherne’s physician, is killed,” Winnipeg Free Press, 6 October 1920, page 3.
“Former Brandon teacher dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 21 June 1947, page 6.
Obituary [Winnifred Margaret Brown], Winnipeg Free Press, 18 September 1976, page 55.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 19 December 2021