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Memorable Manitobans: Samuel A. Blair (1878-?)

Manager, Ash Temple Company.

Born at Kincardine, Ontario, 28 February 1878. Son of William and Mary (Alman) Blair. Married Caroline Evelyn Filkins of Chicago, July 1908. Was educated at Kincardine High School; Lake Forest University, Lake Forest, Illinois. Came to Winnipeg in 1914. Salesman for Temple, Pattison Co. (Dental Supplies). Manager of this company in 1915. Through his efforts this company has worked up from a small beginning to a large and prosperous concern. Has taken a keen interest in civic affairs. Was the first organizer of the “On to the Bay” campaign and is still an officer of the executive. Member of the Commonwealth Club. United Church. Residence, 302 Warwick Apartments, Winnipeg.


Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

Page revised: 27 July 2008

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