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Memorable Manitobans: Arthur Wellesley Shaw (1856-1931)

Blacksmith, implement dealer, municipal official.

Born in Ontario on 25 February 1856 he learned blacksmithing then came to Manitoba in 1882 and settled at Minnedosa. He conducted his trade for a time then, for a period of 18 years sold agricultural implements. He served for two years on the Minnedosa town council and served as Mayor of Minnedosa in 1904 and 1905. He was a Liberal candidate for the Minnedosa constituency in the 1922 provincial election. He was a member of the IOOF. He died at Minnedosa on 25 April 1931.

Sources:

A History of Manitoba: Its Resources and People by Prof. George Bryce, Toronto: The Canadian History Company, 1906.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 June 2018

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