Edward Dickson (Canadian politician)
The son of Thomas Dickson, a resident of Russell Township, Canada West, he worked in the lumber trade in Ontario before coming west to Winnipeg in 1881 as a bookkeeper for the Canadian Pacific Railway. Dickson operated a supply store in Oak Lake. He also served as a justice of the peace, as county clerk and as the first reeve for the Rural Municipality of Sifton. In 1890, he married Emma May Horsman.
Dickson developed a formula for smokeless gunpowder, forming the Robin Hood Powder Company in 1900. He went on to establish the Robin Hood Arms Factory, which was later bought by Remington, in Swanton, Vermont. Dickson died in Swanton in 1903.
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