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Memorable Manitobans: George H. Carlisle (1881-?)

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Born at Peterborough, Ontario on 8 September 1881, son of John and Ellen A. Carlisle, he graduated from Peterborough Collegiate Institute in 1895 at the age of 14 then worked for four years as a watchmaker and jeweler at Grand Forks, North Dakota. He then returned to Canada and enrolled in the medical college of the University of Toronto, graduating with an MD degree in 1905. He then took postgraduate training in New York for three months, then worked as house surgeon at the Umskaka Cottage Sanatorium for eleven months, followed by five months of additional postgraduate work in New York. In early 1907 he started a general medical practice at Grayson, Saskatchewan then moved to Brandon, Manitoba in 1908, where he specialized in diseases of the eye, ear, nose, and throat.

On 15 November 1909, he married Janet Templeton at Napanee, Ontario. They had a son, John Carlisle. He was a member of the Masons (Blue Lodge), Independent Order of Foresters, Modern Woodmen of the World, the Yeomen, the Knights of Pythias, and the Presbyterian Church. The family lived at 534 Louise Avenue, Brandon. He served as a Captain in the 99th Regiment of the Manitoba Rangers.


The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 April 2010

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