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Memorable Manitobans: George Abraham Merrick (1856-1939)

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George Abraham Merrick
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Hardware merchant.

Born at Chambly, Quebec in 1856, he moved to Winnipeg in 1879 and, with Thomas Alderson Anderson, formed the wholesale hardware firm of Merrick-Anderson Company. After Anderson’s death in 1919, the company amalgamated with the Marshall-Wells Company. Merrick retired from active involvement, and moved to Victoria, British Columbia to live with his brother, Joseph Albert Merrick. He was a staunch supporter of the Old Folks’ Home and the Margaret Scott Nursing Mission. He was a founder of the Winnipeg Hunt Club and a member of the Manitoba Club and the St. Charles Country Club. He died unmarried at Victoria, British Columbia on 19 June 1939 and was buried there.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Merrick-Anderson Building (119 Bannatyne Avenue, Winnipeg)

Sources:

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

“George A. Merrick”, pioneer Winnipeg business man, dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 20 June 1939.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 20 June 1939, page 18.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 May 2020

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