Agnes Campbell farquharson Schultz
Late 1860s or early 1870s
Agnes Campbell Farquharson (1840-1929) married the infamous future Lieutenant Governor, John Christian Shultz. She led a party that forcibly broke her husband out of jail in 1868, and was later imprisoned with him by Riel during the Red River Resistance.
Her father was also a fierce supporter of the Canadian Party who instigated the murder of Eleazar Goulet, and earned the remarkable nickname "Old Depravity".
John Christian schultz
Photo by James Inglis
John Christian Schultz was the strong advocate for Canadian colonization and an opponent of Riel during the Red River Resistance. During the 1872 election he organized riots & assaults, threatened voters, destroyed polling stations and more in an attempt to suppress the Metis community's vote. He later became the Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba.
Schultz claimed to be a doctor and undertook the first major surgery at Red River, although he had no medical license or significant training. He also fraudulently published scientific articles on botany, and co-owned the first local newspaper with James Ross. It seems that the Schultz family had a close relationship with William Inkster & Mary Todd, as they bought the Inkster property at Redwood in the 1880s.
Photo by Hall & Lowe
A modern note identifies this girl as Jean 'Jeannie' McMurray, but another Inkster family album shows a similar-looking girl in the same outfit, with an older note identifying her as Annie McMurray.
It's not clear which one of Harriet Inkster McMurray's daughters is shown.
Ethel Strang Swan
Photo by Steele & Wing
Ethel Sinclair Strang Swan (1884-1979) was the daughter of Andrew Strang, one of Winnipeg's first City Councillors.
The modern note identifying her might be incorrect, as records show that Steele & Wing's studio only operated until 1892.
Photo by Hall & Lowe
Timoleon Tait was the son of Jane Inkster & Robert Tait, who settled in the Silver Heights area of St. James.
Nellie McClung's autobiography mentions that Timoleon ran a ferry across the river, but we can't find any other information about his life.