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Memorable Manitobans: George Henry Barefoot (1888-1962)

Machinist, municipal official.

Born at Swinden, England on 19 August 1888, son of George Richard Barefoot and Lucy Kilmister, he came to Winnipeg where he was a machinist and foreman in the Transcona Shops of the Canadian National Railway. On 23 June 1926, he married Violet Main Palmer (1895-1985). He served as Mayor of St. Boniface from 1935 to 1936. He was an Independent Labour candidate for the Springfield constituency in the 1936 provincial general election. He retired to Chilliwack, British Columbia where he died on 12 June 1962.

Sources:

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Death registrations, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 15 June 1962.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 June 2018

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