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Memorable Manitobans: Oddur Olafson (1888-1972)

Click to enlargeBusinessman, MLA (1937-1940).

Born on 25 February 1888, at Riverton, Manitoba, son of Olafur Oddson. He was educated at Riverton Public School. On 6 July 1916, he married the daughter of Thomas Bowman of Gunton, Manitoba. They had five children: Pauline, Carl, Leslie, Alda, and Raymond. He was President of the Olafson Transportation Company, Winnipeg. He was a member of the Lisgar Masonic Lodge No. 2 (Selkirk, Manitoba). Independent. Lutheran. Address. 953 Dorchester Avenue, Winnipeg.

He died on 16 December 1972.

Sources:

The Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1938.

Members of the Legislative Assembly (Deceased), Legislative Assembly of Manitoba.

Page revised: 18 June 2008

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