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dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Edie
dc.descriptionGilbert McMicken emigrated to Upper Canada in 1832 and settled in Chippawa. In 1835 he was married to Ann Theresa Duff. In 1837 the family moved to Queenston where he was directly involved in the Kingston-Queenston trade endeavours begun by Robert Hamilton. He had a variety of interests, including a partnership with James Hamilton, son of Robert Hamilton. He was also a collector of customs in Queenston and operated the Niagara Suspension Bridge Bank for a time. He entered politics and represented Niagara as well as becoming mayor of Clifton, now part of Niagara Falls, Ont., in 1856. McMicken went on to have an illustrious career, serving as land agent and leader of Canada’s first undercover agency. McMicken moved to Manitoba and was active in business and politics. He died in Winnipeg in 1891. Source: Dictionary of Canadian Biography – Gilbert McMicken website (March 22, 2010)en_US
dc.description.abstract1 page of notes listing the following individuals: Mrs. Duff at Queenston, Mrs. Richardson at Brantford, Mrs. Jacob at Chatham, Mrs. Timase at Chatham, Mrs. Woods at Sandwich. Archibald Gilkison and Jasper Gilkison at Niagara and David [Gilkison?] at Toronto.en_US
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dc.subjectMcMicken, Gilberten_US
dc.subjectQueenston - Historyen_US
dc.subjectChippawa -- Historyen_US
dc.titleGilbert McMicken document, n.d.en_US

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