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Memorable Manitobans: George Knight Killam (1878-1942)

Lawyer, financial agent.

Born at Windsor, Ontario on 4 July 1878, only son of Albert Clements Killam and Minnie Killam, he was educated at All Saints’ School and Manitoba College then, in 1898, he articled in law and was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1903. The next year he entered the law firm of W. R. Allan and Company, and later with the firm of Allan, Killam and McKay. Active in military affairs, he joined the 90th Regiment in 1899 and was promoted to Captain in 1901, transferring to the 90th Regiment Corps Reserve in 1907. He went overseas during the First World War, was wounded, and received the DSO. He was a member of the Manitoba Club, St. Charles Country Club, and Anglican Church. His recreations included polo, shooting, and fishing. In 1925, he lived at 1 Roslyn Road, Winnipeg. He died unmarried at Winnipeg on 2 September 1942 and was buried in the St. John’s Cathedral Cemetery.

Sources:

Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, edited by C. W. Parker, Vancouver: Canadian Press Association, 1911.

Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

“George Killam dies in hospital,” Winnipeg Tribune, 3 September 1942. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B9, page 118]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 May 2019

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