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Manitoba History No. 89
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Memorable Manitobans: George Barr (1871-?)

Lumberman.

Born in Middlesex County, Ontario on 28 July 1871, son of Samuel Barr and Margaret Ballah, he took a business course at the Forest City Business College and, in 1891, went to Portage la Prairie, Manitoba as a teacher in the Commercial Department of Lansdowne College. He remained in this position for a year then worked for ten years as a bookkeeper in the lumber company of Peter MacArthur at Westbourne. He then worked for two years as manager of the Manitoba Quarry and Transportation Company. He went to Gladstone in 1905 and opened his own lumber business. He served as Mayor of Gladstone from 1909 to 1911. He was a member of the IOOF and COF.

Sources:

A History of Manitoba: Its Resources and People by Prof. George Bryce, Toronto: The Canadian History Company, 1906.

Birth registration, Ancestry.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 January 2012

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