Fraser, Simon

FRASER, Simon, fur trader (b 20 May 1776, Mapletown, VT; d 18 Aug 1862, St Andrews West, ON). He came to Canada with his widowed mother as part of the Loyalist migration in 1784. The family settled near Cornwall, ON, and in 1792, through a relative, he joined the NORTH WEST CO (NWC) in Montreal as an apprentice clerk. After becoming a partner in 1801, he was assigned the task of opening up the trade beyond the ROCKY MTS. In 1805 he led an expedition up the PEACE R through the mountains and...

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