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Memorable Manitobans: John George Isbister (1877-1949)

Contractor, councilor.

Born at Nelson House on 23 March 1877, son of Mary Ann and William Isbister of the Hudson’s Bay Company, educated at St. John’s College, he worked as a construction contractor at Stony Point, Manitoba. A councilor in the Rural Municipality of St. Clements, he was a member of the school board for 30 years. He and his wife Isabel shared three children: Charles Isbister, Mrs. John Anderson, and Mrs. Alex Anderson. On 11 April 1949, he died at Selkirk General Hospital and was later buried at St. Phillip’s Anglican churchyard cemetery.

Sources:

“J. G. Isbister, 72, dies at Selkrik,” Winnipeg Free Press, 12 April 1949. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B10, page 91]

“Manitoba pioneer dies at Selkirk,” Winnipeg Tribune, 16 April 1949. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B10, page 92]

This page was prepared by Sarah Ramsden.

Page revised: 12 August 2012

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