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Alexander Roderick McLeod
Alexander Roderick McLeod was a fur trader and explorer who began his career with the North West Company in 1802. McLeod became a trader and brigade leader with the Hudson's Bay Company, led by Sir George Simpson, after they joined with the NWC in 1821. He was highly active in solidifying the HBC role in the Pacific Northwest and was instrumental in George Back’s Arctic expedition, as well as in establishing the Siskiyou Trail between Fort Vancouver and the Sacramento Valley of California. Based at Fort Vancouver, McLeod explored the Umpqua and Rogue rivers in 1826-28, and was preparing his brigade for another departure in July 1828 when American explorer Jedediah Smith arrived there after ...more
Age: Died at 58 (1782-1840)
Henry John Moberly
Henry John Moberly, also known as Harry or Harvey was a fur trader. He entered the Hudson's Bay Company's service in 1854, and in 1862 was in charge of the post on Stuart Lake; gave his name to Moberly Lake in the Peace River country. After nearly 40 years service, retired in Saskatchewan, in 1894. Moberly was born at Penetanguishene, Ontario, on 2 August 1835. His father was Post-Captain John Moberly, R.N., and his mother Marie Foch, a Polish lady whose ancestral home was in Alsace-Lorraine. Henry John was a younger son. Several of the Moberlys have given distinguished service in the fields of engineering and exploration of Canada. Moberly was educated at the Barrie Grammar School and Upper ...more
Age: Died at 96 (1835-1931)
Isaac Cowie was a Canadian pioneer, fur trader, and politician. He served on the town council of Edmonton. ...more
Age: Died at 69 (1848-1917)
Birthplace: Lerwick, United Kingdomsee more on Isaac Cowie
Dr. John McLoughlin, baptized Jean-Baptiste McLoughlin, was a Chief Factor and Superintendent of the Columbia District of the Hudson's Bay Company at Fort Vancouver from 1824 to 1845. He was later known as the "Father of Oregon" for his role in assisting the American cause in the Oregon Country in the Pacific Northwest. In the late 1840s his general store in Oregon City was famous as the last stop on the Oregon Trail. ...more
Age: Died at 73 (1784-1857)
Birthplace: Rivière-du-Loup, Canadasee more on John McLoughlin