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" Northwest, being in the service of a trader named John Drew. Aitkin married into an influential Indian family; was soon a trader on his own account; and rapidly advanced until in 1831 he took charge of the Fond du Lac department of the American Fur Company,... "
The Magazine of History with Notes and Queries - Page 153
1908
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Collections of the Minnesota Historical Society

Dakota Indians - 1920 - 735 pages
...Edinburgh to America in his boyhood ; and about the year 1802 came to the Northwest, being in the service of a trader named John Drew. Aitkin married into an...the American Fur Company, under John Jacob Astor, with headquarters at Sandy Lake, in this county, adjoining the east side of the Mississippi river....
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Minnesota in Three Centuries, 1655-1908: Description and explorations, by W ...

Lucius Frederick Hubbard, William Pitt Murray, James Heaton Baker, Warren Upham, Return Ira Holcombe, Frank R. Holmes - Minnesota - 1908
...legislature, in 1872. This county was named for William A. Aitkin, a Scotch trader with the Ojibway Indians at Sandy lake, in the present east part of...Fond du Lac department of the American Fur Company, making hijB headouarters at Sandy lake. He died in the autumn of 1851,rand is 'buried on. the bank...
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Minnesota Historical Society Collections

Minnesota - 1912 - 892 pages
...River, Minn., in 1851. He came to this region when a boy of fifteen; became an Indian trader, and had charge of the Fond du Lac department of the American Fur Company, with headquarters at Sandy Lake. Aitkin county and town are named for him. [41; 114; 241.] AITON, GEORGE...
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Collections of the Minnesota Historical Society, Volume 5

Minnesota - 1885 - 535 pages
...Edinburgh to America in his boyhood; and about the year 1802 came to the Northwest, being in the service of a trader named John Drew. Aitkin married into an...the American Fur Company, under John Jacob Astor, with headquarters at Sandy Lake, in this county, adjoining the east side of the Mississippi river....
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The American Counties: Origins of County Names, Dates of Creation, and ...

Joseph Nathan Kane, Charles Curry Aiken - History - 2005 - 529 pages
...changed 1872; organized February 6, 1885. William Alexander Aitkin (1787-1851). Fur trader, worked for the Fond du Lac department of the American Fur Company under John Jacob Astor. Alachua Florida Gainesville 874 sq. mi. 217,955 181,596 151,348 104,764 74,074 57,026 December 29,...
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