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)


Jackson, Marjorie Elliott

In 1944, Marjorie Elliott Jackson was the matron in charge of an all-Canadian personnel wing, which treated those who suffered burns or disfigurement during the war. Marjorie designed a recovery program which included integrating the wounded back into the local community. Ms. Jackson was the recipient of the Associate Royal Red Cross for war services awarded at Buckingham Palace and, in 1948, became the former Superintendent of Nursing at the Brandon General Hospital. She resided at 339 Victoria Avenue from 1945 to 1974.


Jeffery, Arthur P.

Arthur Jeffery was employed at Bertrand & Co., assisting William Bertrand in managing the successful store. Jeffery also acted as police magistrate for a short time, and was on the board of directors at the Brandon General Hospital. He served as a city alderman from 1906 to 1909.


Johnston, James A.

James A. Johnston was one of Brandon's earliest residents. Johnston was a farmer, cattle dealer, land broker and proprietor of Johnston Estates. He owned some 1,500 lots in the City which he sold as business and residential sites. Johnston was also an alderman on Brandon City Council from 1883 – 1885.