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Memorable Manitobans: George Brand Gordon (1840-1919)

Engineer, farmer.

Born at Whitby, Ontario in 1840, he came to western Canada in 1875 as an assistant engineer during construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway east of Winnipeg. He was discharged from the position by a change in government in 1879. He then farmed for seven years at Swan Lake, Manitoba, being also postmaster and agent for the Manitoba Free Press. In September 1917, he retired to Nanaimo, BC where he died on 3 February 1919.


“Lived In Manitoba Over Forty Years” Newspaper clipping dated 11 February 1919. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B7]

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