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Memorable Manitobans: George Rolph (1848-1914)

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Born in Quebec on 19 May 1848, he came to Manitoba in 1870 as a member of the Red River Expeditionary Force. After discharge, he remained in Manitoba and later married Charlotte McRae (1855-c1914), a daughter of Duncan McRae, of Lower Fort Garry. They had five children: Benjamin R. Rolph (b 1882), Duncan McRae Rolph (b 1884), George P. Rolph (b 1887), Alfred A. Rolph (b 1889), and Ethel H. Rolph (b 1891). He died at Winnipeg on 27 March 1914.

Sources:

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Red River veteran dies in hospital”, Manitoba Free Press, 28 March 1914 [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B6]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 August 2010

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