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Memorable Manitobans: George Steel (1858-1940)

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George Steel
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Farmer, MLA (1900-1903), MLA (1903-1907), MLA (1908-1910), MLA (1911-1914), MLA (1914-1915).

Born at Ayrshire, Scotland on 15 April 1858, son of John and Isabella Steel, he was educated at Lorn and Dallegles public schools. In 1880, he came to Manitoba with his brother David and they farmed together in the Glenboro district. In 1899, he was elected to the Manitoba Legislature for the Cypress constituency and was re-elected at general elections in 1903, 1907, 1910, and 1914. He was defeated at the election in August 1915 and did not stand again. He died unmarried at Glenboro on 20 August 1940 and was buried in the Glenboro Cemetery.

Sources:

Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, edited by C. W. Parker, Vancouver: Canadian Press Association, 1911.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Oliver Bernuetz (Legislative Library of Manitoba) for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 January 2021

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