The history of Brandon is full of interesting people who have helped to shape the city as we know it today. Use the links below to explore the names from Brandon's past.

People (Glossary)


Adams, Charles

Charles Adams was elected mayor in 1887. Adams arrived in Brandon in 1881 and took up work as a harness maker. During his time in the city, Adams served as alderman and as director of the Brandon Board of Trade. He was elected to the Manitoba Legislature in 1893 and held this position until 1899. He died in Toronto in 1931.


Adamson, D.H.

D.H. Adamson is said to have been the first inhabitant of Brandon before it was selected as the railroad’s first divisional point west of Winnipeg. Adamson built and lived in a shack near what was to become the site of St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church at 327 – 4th Street.


Adolph, Henry Lamont

Henry Lamont Adolph was born in Ontario in 1862. He arrived in Manitoba in 1882 and was employed on the family farm and as a school teacher in both Brandon and Souris. After completing his law degree in 1897, Adolph established his own firm. He was appointed to King’s Counsel in 1931. Adolph was an active member of the community, serving on the City Parks Board for over forty years and as city alderman from 1905 to 1908. He was elected mayor in 1909 and served one term. Adolph died in 1940 and is buried in the Brandon Cemetery.