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Memorable Manitobans: George Frederick “Fred” Morrison (1888-1965)

Railwayman, author.

Born at Ogdensburg, New York on 22 February 1888, son of John Morrison (1840-1910) and Anna Markland Shiriff (1849-1912, sister of James Shirriff), brother of John Francis Morrison and Alexander Shirriff Morrison, he came to Pierson in 1892 where his father had a medical practice and he attended Pierson School. He worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway for 50 years, including service as the station agent at Pierson (1907-1910), and retiring in 1953 as supervisor of perishable traffic for the western region. On 8 May 1915, he married Alberta May “Mamie” Stevens (?-1965) at Winnipeg and they had a daughter. He was a member of St. Andrew’s River Heights United Church, Westworth United Church, Outlook Club, Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, and Manitoba Historical Society. He died at the Winnipeg General Hospital on 28 December 1965 and was buried in the Brookside Cemetery.

His articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:

First Lady of the Rails
Manitoba Pageant, Volume 4, Number 1, September 1958

Sources:

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary [Alberta May Morrison], Winnipeg Free Press, 15 March 1963, page 27.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 30 December 1965, page 20.

Harvests of Time: History of the R.M. of Edward by Edward History Book Committee, 1983, page 181.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 April 2020

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