John Firth (1853 - d.) MP

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Place of Burial: Fort McPherson, Inuvik Region, Northwest Territories, Canada
Birthplace: Stromness, Orkney Islands, Scotland, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Fort McPherson, Inuvik Region, NT, Canada
Occupation: HBC "Bay Man"
Managed by: Scott Reece
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About John Firth

From Fort McPherson Metis Scrip Claims

http://www.scribd.com/doc/124501214/Fort-McPherson-Metis-Scrip-Claims

Fort McPherson (Teet'lit Zheh “At the head of the waters”) was originally the site of a Hudson’s Bay Company that was named for “Murdoch McPherson”. It is a town located in the Inuvik Region of the Northwest Territories on the east bank of the Peel River and is 121 km (75 mi) south of Inuvik on the Dempster Highway.

The Hudson Bay Company established a post at the current location in 1840 and eight years later the area was named after Murdoch McPherson, the chief trader for the company. Four years later a Loucheux Indian village moved to the area and Father Grollier set up an Anglican Mission in 1860. In 1903 the RCMP built a detachment post and regularly handled the patrols through the MacKenzie Mountains via the Peel River from Dawson City to Fort McPherson.

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Firth, John - Concerning his family's Métis claim - Address, McPherson -

  • Born, Scotland, British Isles in 1852 -
  • Father, Firth, John, (White man) -
  • Mother, Ruphemis Sinclair, (White woman) -
  • Married, 1882 to Margaret Stewart at Fort McPherson -
  • Children, eight living, two dead -
  • Claim no. 15
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John Firth's Timeline

1853
October 31, 1853
Stromness, Orkney Islands, Scotland, United Kingdom
1882
1882
Age 28
Fort McPherson, Northwest Territories, Canada
1884
1884
Age 30
1886
1886
Age 32
Fort Macpherson, Mackenzie District, Northwest Territories, Canada
1889
1889
Age 35
Fort McPherson, Northwest Territories, Canada
1891
1891
Age 37
Fort McPherson, Northwest Territories, Canada
1891
Age 37
Fort McPherson, Northwest Territories, Canada
1896
1896
Age 42
Fort McPherson, Northwest Territories, Canada
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