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Memorable Manitobans: George Flett (1817-1897)

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George Flett
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Missionary.

Born on 10 February 1817 at Moose Lake on the Saskatchewan River where his father, George Flett Sr., was employed by the Hudson’s Bay Company. The founder of the Okanase Presbyterian Mission on the Little Saskatchewan, and fluent in English, French, Cree and Saulteaux, he translated psalms and hymns into Aboriginal language. He also worked as an interpreter, farm instructor, and building foreman. He died at Strathclair, Manitoba on 28 October 1897.

Father-in-law of Alexander Murray.

See also:

George Flett, Presbyterian Missionary to the Ojibwa at Okanase
Manitoba History, Number 37, Spring/Summer 1999

Sources:

“Rev. Geo. Flett dead,” Manitoba Free Press, 29 October 1897, page 1.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 January 2017

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