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Memorable Manitobans: David Henry Brewster (1882-1953)

Machinist, municipal politician.

Born at Glassville, New Brunswick, he came to Manitoba and settled at Rivers for a few years before moving to Transcona in 1912, where he found work as a machinist with the Canadian National Railway. He retired in 1947. He served 33 years as a Justice of the Peace, Grand Chancellor for Manitoba and Supreme Master-at-Arms of the Knights of Pythias, and Noble Grand of the Odd Fellows (Transcona Lodge No. 81). He was a councillor and Mayor of the Town of Transcona.

He died at Transcona on 31 January 1953 and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery.

Sources:

“D. H. Brewster, former Transcona mayor, dies at 71” Winnipeg Free Press, 3 February 1953.

Page revised: 29 September 2009

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