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Memorable Manitobans: George Raymond Alexander Brown (1897-1968)

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George Raymond Alexander Brown
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Businessman, municipal official.

Born at Five Ways, England on 10 December 1897, he came to Manitoba in 1902 and, for a time, worked as a farm labourer. During the First World War, he served with the Canadian Expeditionary Force and, during the Second World War, with the PPCLI Depot Battalion. He was the first Mayor of Brooklands (1921-1923). For a number of years, he operated Phil's Grill, a hamburger restaurant in Brooklands. He was an Independent candidate for the Assiniboia constituency in the 1959 provincial general election but finished a distant fourth place. He died at Winnipeg on 24 July 1968 and was buried in the military section of Brookside Cemetery.

Sources:

Attestation papers, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.

“Made first Mayor of Brooklands village,” Winnipeg Tribune, 7 July 1921, page 20.

“George uses mud to wangle votes,” Winnipeg Free Press, 29 April 1959, page 3.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 26 July 1968, page 23.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 October 2021

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