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Memorable Manitobans: Robert George McCuish (1876-?)

Journalist, insurance agent.

Born Parkhill, Ontario, 12 April 1876, son of Donald John McCuish and Flora MacDonald. Came to Winnipeg as a child. Educated public schools, Morden, Manitoba; Manitoba University, Winnipeg. Sporting editor, Winnipeg Tribune, 1898-1901; publisher, Morden Chronicle, 1901-1905; publisher, Daily Herald, Fort William, Ontario, 1905-1907; Provincial Manager, Aetna Insurance Company, 1907-1910; appointed to present position, 1911. President, Young Men’s Liberal Association, Winnipeg, 1909-11; Vice-President, Provincial Liberal Association, 1909; Honourary President, Western Canada Press Association; Councillor, Morden, Manitoba, two years. Married Elizabeth Maud McFarlane, Peterborough, Ontario, 1904; had one son. Club and Societies: Commercial Travellers; IOOF; K. of P. Recreations: bowling, curling. Liberal; Presbyterian. Address: 96 Horn Street, Winnipeg.

In 1911, McCuish was Provincial Manager of the Manufacturers’ Insurance Company, McIntyre Block, Winnipeg.

Sources:

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

A History of Manitoba: Its Resources and People by Prof. George Bryce, Toronto: The Canadian History Company, 1906.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 December 2013

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