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Manitoba History No. 89
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Memorable Manitobans: John Wilfrid Smith (1899-1963)

Lawyer.

Born at Gladstone on 16 November 1899, son of David Smith and Mary Isabella Nixon, he attended Gladstone School and received a degree from the University of Manitoba (BA 1919). He articled in law, in part with his father at Gladstone and later with A. N. McPherson at Winnipeg. He was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1923 and until 1929 was associated with W. J. Major. He later moved to Oakburn where he practiced law and was made a King’s Counsel in 1950. He was a member of the Oakburn School Board (Chairman for many years), and trustee for the Flower School District for over 20 years. He served on the Board for the Shoal Lake District Hospital and was Solicitor for the Municipality of Shoal Lake. He died at Brandon on 28 June 1963 and was buried in the Shoal Lake Cemetery. He was survived by a wife and two daughters.

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Eight Manitobans receive King’s Counsel honors,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 1949, page 1.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 3 July 1963, page 29.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 September 2014

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