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Memorable Manitobans: George Aubrey Roblin (1887-1941)

Journalist, businessman.

Born at Fish Lake, Ontario on 6 June 1887, son of Rodmond P. Roblin, he came to Manitoba at an early age and attended Wesley College. He worked on the editorial staff of the Winnipeg Telegram for several years before co-founding, with his father, the automobile dealership Consolidated Motors Limited. An enthusiastic sports fan, he was a lacross player in his youth, a fisherman, and a member of a world championship bowling team. He was a past president and member of the All-But-One Club. He died at his summer home in St. Vital, Manitoba on 16 July 1941, following three years of ill health, and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery.


1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“George A. Roblin dies Wednesday”, Winnipeg Free Press, 17 July 1941, page 9.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 August 2011

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