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Memorable Manitobans: George Bertram Monteith (1868-1952)

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Lawyer.

Born at Exeter, Ontario on 22 May 1868, son of Robert Monteith and Mary Kilpatrick, brother of John Herbert Monteith, in 1896 he graduated with a BA from the University of Manitoba. He was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1899 and establish a law practice at Killarney. He was a Liberal candidate for the Killarney constituency in the 1903 provincial general election. On 12 September 1900, he married Mary Kerr (?-1941) of Winnipeg. They had two daughters: Barbara Monteith and Mary Monteith. He moved to Winnipeg in 1912 where he died on 3 February 1952 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.

Sources:

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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

“G. B. Monteith, pioneer lawyer, dies at 83,” Winnipeg Free Press, 4 February 1952. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B10]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 September 2018

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