Memorable Manitobans: James Thomson (1854-?)
Miller, MLA (1888-1892).
Born at St. Ninians Parish, Scotland on 5 July 1854, son of Andrew and Janet Thomson, he came to Canada with his family in 1855 and settled in Grey County, Ontario and was educated in the public schools of Arran Township, Bruce County. He came to Manitoba in 1879 and worked as a miller.
He was married twice, first in October 1886 to Kate McKay (?-1888, daughter of Angus McKay) of Owen Sound, Ontario. His second wife was Sarah Ritchie (?-?). He was elected to the Manitoba Legislature, representing the Emerson constituency, at the 1888 general election. He was defeated in the 1892 general election by David Henry McFadden.
No further information about him is presently available.
The Canadian Parliamentary Companion, 1889 edited by J. A. Gemmill.
Marriage registration [James Thomson, Sarah Richie], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Members of the Legislative Assembly (deceased), Legislative Assembly of Manitoba.
We thank Connor Mah and Oliver Bernuetz (Legislative Library of Manitoba) for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 12 October 2022