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Memorable Manitobans: George Black (1848-1941)

Lumber merchant.

Born at Edinburgh, Scotland on 24 September 1848, he came to Canada in 1860 and worked as a jeweller. He came to Winnipeg in 1882, a few months after his marriage to Ellen Morrow of Montreal, and later joined in partnership with his brother, Alexander Black, in the lumber firm of Alexander Black Lumber Company. The company built many homes in North Winnipeg and supplied construction materials for others. He was a member of St. Giles Church and the Thistle Curling Club. He died at New Westminster, British Columbia on 11 October 1941. His body was returned to Winnipeg for burial in Elmwood Cemetery.


“George Black, early resident, dies, aged 93”, Winnipeg Free Press, 13 October 1941, page 2.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 September 2012

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