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Memorable Manitobans: George Hughes Archibald (1877-?)

Engineer.

Born at Sydney, Nova Scotia in 1877, son of William Henry and Eleanor Georgina Hughes, he trained in structural and gas engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was later employed as a designer and construction engineer by several large engineering firms in the United States before he came to Winnipeg in 1905 and opened his own engineering office. His first project was the design of a flour mill for the Maple Leaf Milling Company at Kenora, Ontario. Over the next five years, he was involved in the construction of several flour mills across western Canada, and was also engaged in general contracting. In time, he established branch offices of his firm at Calgary, Edmonton and Sasktoon with the head office in Winnipeg.

In 1907, at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he married Jane T. Kester of Virginia. They had two children: George Hughes Archibald (b 1908) and Robert Livingston Archibald. He was a member of the Masons (Scottish Rite), Manitoba Club, and the St. Charles Country Club.

Sources:

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

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 May 2009

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