Memorable Manitobans: William Georgeson (1859-?)

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William Georgeson
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Wholesale grocer.

Born in Quebec on 26 August 1859, he came to Winnipeg and by 1902 was working for the wholesale grocery firm of Codville and Company. On 2 September 1882, he married Annie V. Anderson (1863-?) at Emerson. They had three children: Gladys J. Georgeson (1883-?), William Allan Georgeson (1886-?), and Barbara F. Georgeson (1887-?). He was a founding member, in 1905, of the St. Charles Country Club. He served as President of the Granite Curling Club (1891-1892), Manitoba Curling Association (1896-1897), and Winnipeg Board of Trade (1902). In 1907, he resigned from the Codville firm and moved to Calgary, Alberta.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Codville-Georgeson Building (43 Westbrook Street, Winnipeg)

Sources:

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Marriage and birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

A History of Manitoba: Its Resources and People by Prof. George Bryce, Toronto: The Canadian History Company, 1906.

We thank Terry Webber and Rick Mutton for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 July 2023

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