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Memorable Manitobans: George Edward Abra (1881-?)

Businessman.

Born at Owen Sound, Ontario on 12 September 1881, son of Andrew Edward Abra and Jane McKinley, he was educated at the Owen Sound Collegiate and, at the age of 17 years, went into business for himself as a flour miller. He continued studies at the Owen Sound Business College on a part-time basis. He then worked as a stenographer at the Sun Cement Company of Owen Sound, a bookkeeper at the Owen Sound Wire Fence Company, then manager of the Christie Brothers Company. He came to Brandon, Manitoba in 1909 and went into business with T. A. Pickard and O. W. Thomson as secretary-treasurer of the Brandon Safe Lock Fence Company.

Sources:

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

Ontario birth registration, Ancestry.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 December 2008

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