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Memorable Manitobans: George A. Simpson (1843-1905)

Click to enlargeSurveyor, government employee.

Born at Pictou, Ontario, he was married and had one son. He moved to Alberta in 1875, and did prospecting work for the Canadian Pacific Railway. Later he was engaged in block survey work for the Dominion government in the Edmonton district. In 1893 he moved to Winnipeg and was employed by the Northern Pacific Railway as resident engineer. After six years he became Chief Clerk of the Department of Public Works of Manitoba. He later became Deputy Minister of Public Works.

Simpson died in Winnipeg on 8 January 1905.

Sources:

Pioneers and Early Citizens of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Manitoba Library Association, 1971.

Page revised: 26 December 2008

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