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Memorable Manitobans: George Sherritt (1852-?)

Farmer.

Born in Wagner Corner, Ontario on 22 August 1852, one of ten children of Thomas Sherritt and Jane Fee, he was educated at local schools of Bayfield, Ontario, quitting at the age of 16 to work on the family farm. Afterwards, he farmed for himself then moved to Manitoba in 1878, taking up a homestead claim near Rapid City. In 1881 he bought 480 acres in Township 17, Range 24 where he raised livestock and grew grain. On 3 September 1872, he married Sarah Baird (1850-?) at Sheboygan, Wisconsin. They had ten children: John G. Sherritt, George Thomas Sherritt, Mary J. Sherritt (wife of George B. Shaw), Ida Victoria Sherritt (wife of George M. Bolton), James Humphrey Sherritt (b 1880), William Edward Sherritt (b 1884), Margaret E. Sherritt (b 1885, wife of Thomas Keating), Thomas Walter Sherritt (b 1886), George P. Sherritt (b 1888), and Stella Maud Sherritt (b 1891). He was a member of the Manitoba Grain Growers Association and the Loyal Orange Lodge, and served as superintendent of the local Sunday School.

Sources:

Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 June 2010

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