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Memorable Manitobans: George William Beynon (1856-1902)

Lawyer, civil servant.

Born at Brampton, Ontario on 6 December 1856, cousin to Francis Marion Beynon and Lillian Beynon Thomas, he graduated from the University of Toronto then came to Manitoba where he worked as a lawyer at Minnedosa. From 1891 to his death, he was Registrar at the Portage la Prairie Land Titles Office. He died suddenly at Portage la Prairie on 24 May 1902, survived by a wife and five children, and was buried in the Portage Hillside Cemetery.

Sources:

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Sudden deaths at the Portage,” Manitoba Free Press, 24 May 1902, page 2.

“Frances Beynon and The Guide,” by Anne Hicks, pages 41-52 in First Days Fighting Days: Women in Manitoba History, edited by Mary Kinnear, Regina: Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1987.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Robert Hawkins for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 January 2020

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