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Memorable Manitobans: Arthur Oswald Glinz (1886-1981)

Farmer, merchant, community activist.

Born in Manitoba on 18 February 1886, his family moved to Lenore and later to Oak River where he worked with his father in a general store. He also farmed until his retirement in 1943. He was a noted speed skater in his youth, later teaching children to skate and play hockey. He was awarded a Canadian Amateur Hockey Association plaque for services to minor hockey. He served on the Oak River town council and was a member of the IOOF. It was reported that, in his 81st year, he still used the speed skates he used in 1910. He was given a Golden Boy Award in 1968 for meritorious service to Manitoba. He died at Halifax, Nova Scotia on 9 April 1981. His body was returned to Manitoba for burial in Oak River Cemetery.

Sources:

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“10 Manitobans get Golden Boy Awards”, Winnipeg Free Press, 4 November 1968.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 24 April 1981, page 60.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 December 2011

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