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Memorable Manitobans: Robert George Sinclair (1884-?)

Railway storekeeper, municipal official.

Born in Draperstown, County Derry, Ireland on 20 July 1884, son of Samuel Sinclair and Martha Peden. Married Jean Roe. Has one son and a daughter. Was educated at Draperstown and Culnady, Ireland. Came to Canada, 26 Marsh 1906. Employed by Ball Bros. & Gibson, wholesale grocers, Halifax; came to Manitoba, 1907; Lake of the Woods Milling Co., Portage la Prairie; Brandon with Maple Leaf Milling Company; came to Rivers in 1911 and clerked in J. A. Mackenzie’s general stone; returned to Portage la Prairie and was employed by Hudson’s Bay Company.; storekeeper with Canadian National Railways at Rivers (then Grand Trunk Pacific), Halifax, 1912, Great London China and Tea Company; Rivers, 1918, chief clerk, Canadian National Railways; now timekeeper and in charge of stores. Member of the council for two years. Elected Mayor of Rivers, 1924-25. Secretary-treasurer of the Rivers School Board for several years. Member of the AF & AM, Junior Warden of Rivers Lodge No. 115. Address, Rivers, Manitoba.

Sources:

Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

Page revised: 11 October 2009

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