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Memorable Manitobans: Rupert Finleyson Inkster (1874-1930)

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Rupert Finleyson Inkster
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Civil servant.

Born on 19 May 1874, son of Colin Inkster and Ann Tait (1852-1925), he was educated at Winnipeg public schools and St. John’s College. After graduation he took up banking and was manager of the Northern Crown Bank and the Bank of Montreal. He worked for the federal immigration department at Winnipeg. In 1923 he was appointed deputy sheriff of Manitoba and, five years later, he took over his father’s position as Sheriff of the High Court of the Eastern Judicial District. He died at the Winnipeg General Hospital on 7 July 1930 and was buried in the St. John’s Cathedral Cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Inkster House (145 Bannerman Avenue, Winnipeg)


“Heart disease claims official in city hospital,” Winnipeg Tribune, 7 July 1930. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B8]

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 December 2019

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