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in the growth of the settlement. A. B. Hudson, Esq., K.C. was his eldest son.
W. J. JAMES: A lawyer in the early days, and a familiar figure in Portage until he passed away in 1900.
HUGH R. JOLLY: Came to Portage in the 1880's and was a successful grain buyer.
JOHN MacDONALD: Came to Portage la Prairie in 1883. He was appointed Deputy Clerk of the Crown and Pleas, and Clerkship of the Surrogate Court, which offices he held until he passed away in 1903.
ARCHIE McDERMID: An early settler who farmed south of the Assiniboine River, and later retired to Portage la Prairie, passed away at the age of 83 years in 1955. Mrs. McDermid is still a revered old-timer in our midst. Sons, Robert (with Portage Soda Water Works) and Knowlson (with Eaton's) are well-known in the district. Sinclair, Gordon, George and Mary (their other children) are living in other parts of Canada.
WILLIAM McCOWAN and his five brothers: Were all pioneers in the 1870's.
THOMAS McCARTNEY: Homesteaded in the Portage area in the late 1870's.
REV. FARQUHAR McRAE, M.A., Ph.D.: Came to Portage in 1882. He was the first classical teacher in the Portage Collegiate, as well as pastor for a 20 square mile area.
S. R. MARLATT: A pioneer of the 1870's was the first settler to own a self-binder and inaugurate threshing from the stook. His lifetime experiences and activities were many: fur trader, general merchant, lumber dealer, as well as farmer, are only a few. Mayor, Justice of the Peace for Manitoba, Official Assignee, Official Admin istrator, Inspector of Indian Agencies and Inspector under the Man itoba Temperance Act can be added.
GEORGE HERBERT MARLATT: In 1885 was Manager of the Hudson's Bay Company at Portage Ia Prairie. This position he held for 18 years.
JOHN J. MILLEN: Came to Portage in 1873. He was a successful farmer but also a clever amateur horse doctor.
W. W. MILLER: Was a postmaster in Portage la Prairie from about 1878 until his death in 1912.