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Memorable Manitobans: James Alexander “Jim” Burgess (1908-1984)

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James Alexander Burgess
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Businessman, municipal official.

Born at Wawanesa on 24 July 1908, son of John Burgess and Christina McLeod, in 1960 he went into partnership with Robert C. Smellie in the firm of Russell Agencies. He served as Mayor of Russell and, from 1963 to 1964, President of the Manitoba Association of Urban Municipalities. On 20 June 1939, he married Agnes Buie Thom of Russell. He died in 1984.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Burgess – Thom,” Russell Banner, 22 June 1939, page 1.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 17 October 1984, page 52.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 November 2016

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