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Memorable Manitobans: Edward Gordon Barrett (1865-1935)


Born at Hamilton, Ontario on 6 October 1865, he came to Winnipeg with his family in 1882. He became employed at the Vulcan Iron Works, rising through the rank from office boy to the Presidency in 1918, succeeding founder John McKechnie. He was a member of the Granite Curling Club, Winnipeg Jockey Club, Manitoba Jockey Club, Winnipeg Automobile Club, Manitoba Club, Carleton Club, and St. Charles Country Club. He died at the Winnipeg General Hospital, unmarried, on 26 January 1935 and was buried in St. Mary’s Cemetery.


Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“E. G. Barrett, head of Vulcan foundry, dies,” Winnipeg Tribune, 28 January 1935, page 13.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 September 2015

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