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Memorable Manitobans: Edward Roberts (c1834-1890)

Hotelier, lumberman.

He came to Winnipeg in 1871 and built the Grand Central Hotel. Later, he moved to Dauphin where he established a sawmill and lumber business. He died at Winnipeg on 13 August 1890, due to complications arising from a railway accident at Minnedosa. He was buried in St. John’s Cemetery.

Sources:

“A fatal result”, Manitoba Free Press, 14 August 1890, page 8.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 November 2011

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