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Memorable Manitobans: George Isaac McCullough (1895-1979)

Farmer, municipal official.

Born in Wellington County, Ontario in 1895, son of Henry McCullough (1871-?) and Nora McCullough (1873-?), in 1901 he moved with his parents to the Pretty Valley district where he farmed until retirement (1976) then moved to Swan River (1977).

He served as a Trustee for the Pretty Valley School District for several years, Councillor for the RM of Swan River for six years, and was Reeve from 1955 to 1974. He was a member of the Swan River Valley Hospital Board and was instrumental in establishing the Swan Valley Lodge and Personal Care Home.

On 12 May 1915, he married Lily May Cowan (1894-1996) in the Cowan family home at Swan River, and had five children: Dorothy “May” McCullough (1915-2009, wife of Robert “Bruce” Johnston), Clarence Russell McCullough (1917-1917), Elsie Joyce “Joy” McCullough (1919-2005, wife of Dave Thom), Jean Eileen McCullough (1923-2013, wife of Milton Mayer), and Doris Winnifred McCullough (1924-1992, wife of Wilfred Clarence “Buster” Soura).

He died at the Swan River Valley Hospital on 21 June 1979.


1911 Canada census, Library and Archives of Canada.

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Couple marks 60th anniversary,” Winnipeg Free Press, 17 May 1975, page 7.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 7 July 1979, page 52.

Obituary [Doris Winnifred Soura], Winnipeg Free Press, 12 March 1992, page C37.

Obituary [Dorothy “May” Johnston], Winnipeg Free Press, 14 January 2010, page C9.

Find A Grave, Birchwood Cemetery.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 8 March 2014

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