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Manitoba History No. 88

No. 88

Lieutenant Governor's History Award

War Memorials in Manitoba
in Manitoba

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Abandoned Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
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Memorable Manitobans: George Waldron Prout (1878-c1980)

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George Waldron Prout
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Financial agent, MLA (1916-1920).

Born to a British family in Barbados on 5 June 1878, he was educated privately and emigrated to Manitoba in 1896, where he worked as a financial agent at Selkirk. On 2 September 1914, he married Emma Evans McKinley (?-?), daughter of John D. H. McKinley of Dresden, Ohio. They had a daughter, Alice Marion Prout (?-?). He stood for election in the provincial election of 1914, being defeated by Walter H. Montague, by three votes. In 1915, he was elected as a Liberal representative for the constituency of Kildonan-St. Andrews. He ran in the 1920 and 1927 general elections but was defeated each time. He died in Toronto, about 1980.


The Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1917.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 June 2018

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