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 Sir Douglas Colin Cameron

 

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Sir Douglas Colin Cameron

Sir Douglas Colin Cameron
 b- June 5, 1854 Hawkesbury, Prescott Co., Canada West (ON)
d- Nov 27, 1921 in Winnipeg, MB
buried in St, John's Cemetery in Winnipeg MB
married Lady Margaret Cameron nee Ferguson, in 1879
b- Apr 23, 1856, Vankleek Hill, ON
d- Sept 25, 1930, in Vancouver BC,
at the home of her son, James Leslie Fergus Cameron, from heart trouble
after Sir Douglas died she lived a retired life in Vancouver and Victoria.
Educated and spent her early life in Montreal
following her marriage she went to Manitoba
they had 3 children:

1. Evelyn Ann Cameron
b- June 26, 1885 in ON
d- Jan 20, 1965 in Victoria BC, age 79
married Thomas Fraser Homer Dixon, Jan 27, 1909 in Winnipeg
b-
d-
lived in Victoria in 1930

2. Douglas "Lorne" Cameron
b- June 6, 1888 in ON
d- Jan 31, 1942 in Cowichan Bay, BC, age 53
buried in St. Peter's Anglican, Quamichan, Duncan BC
married Mary Georgina Nauton, Sept 5, 1912 in Winnipeg
b-
d-
buried in St. Peter's Anglican, Quamichan, Duncan BC
they lived in Vancouver in 1930

3. James "Leslie" Fergus Cameron
b- July 7, 1896 in ON
d- aft 1930
lived in Vancouver in 1930
married Margaret Martin, June 12, 1923 in Winnipeg MB
b-
d-
Leslie had a serious car accident in Vancouver BC, Apr 30, 1922
and was not expected to live.
he swerved to miss some pedestrians at Midnight on a Saturday.
and was pinned under his car.
I think he might have been
President of the BC Beef Cattle Growers Assoc. July 1942

Father of Sir Douglas Colin Cameron- Colin Cameron
Mother-  Annie McClaren
 


Bio
Served as 8th Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba 1911-1916
He was a millionaire who served on many Company boards,
and owned various companies, mostly in the Lumber area.
Jan 1, 1914, made Knights Commander of the Order
 of St. Michael and St. George

Funeral Dec 1, at 3 o'clock at St Luke's Church in Winnipeg
Sir Daniel McMillan was one of the Pall Bearers

Moved to Manitoba in 1878
Worked as a contractor in Brandon MB

Moved to Winnipeg ca 1880

He was elected Mayor of Rat Portage, Jan 1901-1903
Made President Oct 1894, of Ontario and Western Lumber Company
incorporated in 1892 in Rat Portage.
name changed to Rat Portage Lumber Company

Director of Northern Crown Bank

Director Manitoba Bridge and Iron Company

Director Gas Traction Company,
established in 1910 in Winnipeg,
as branch plant of the Minneapolis-based Gas Traction Company,
making "Big Four" tractors.

Director National Trust Company when he died.

His son Lorne Cameron and James Stewart of Winnipeg
were elected Directors, Jan 9, 1922,
of the Maple Leaf Milling Company of Canada, Toronto
succeeding the late Hedley Shaw and Sir Douglas Cameron.
Hedley Shaw of the Hedley Shaw Milling Company.
Hedley was Vice-President of Maple Leaf Milling Co.
Sir Douglas was President of the Maple Leaf Milling Co., July 1920
which controlled the Maple Leaf Flour Mill.
through many amalgamations
this company became Maple Leaf Foods Ltd.

Dec 1, 1893 Hugh Hassard sells his Mine,
but looks like he stays on as a part owner.
The organizers of the new company
Souris Coal Mining Company Ltd.
 D. C. Cameron, and Richard Hall of Rat Portage,
A. Cockburn of Winnipeg,
and Thomas T. Thompson from Oxbow

Rat Portage is now Kenora ON.

May 2, 1902

on the letterhead- D. C. Cameron- President

In 1911, he lived at 65 Roslyn Road, Winnipeg

May 14, 1915 he was appointed Honorary Chairman of a committee
struck by the Winnipeg Council
to help returning soldiers.

He was instrumental in forming a Co-op Lumber business in Vancouver
that was designed to help returning soldiers get a job.

 


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