Memorable Manitobans: George Gaspar Teeter (1874-1949)
Born at St. Anne’s, Ontario on 11 November 1874, a nephew of Chancellor Teeter, he was educated at the University of Toronto, where he received a degree in architecture. He was a junior partner of a North Bay (Ontario) firm of architects before coming to Winnipeg in 1908. He worked as an independent architect for many years and served as a President of the Manitoba Association of Architects. He and his wife Marion Ellen McLennan (c1886-1971), who he married on 12 October 1910 at Souris, shared one child, John Alan Teeter (?-?). He was a member of Broadway First Baptist Church and Masonic fraternity (Prince Rupert Lodge No. 1). On 15 February 1949, he died at his Winnipeg home, 333 Yale Avenue, and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.
Some of his architectural works in Manitoba included:
1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“Teeter – McLennan,” Winnipeg Tribune, 14 October 1910, page 5.
“Tenders for Manse,” Manitoba Free Press, 21 July 1914, page 2.
“Tenders: Shriners’ Hospital for Crippled Children,” Winnipeg Tribune, 19 March 1947, page 18.
“George Teeter, city architect, dies at home,” Winnipeg Tribune, 16 February 1949, page 27.
“City architect G. Teeter dies,” CIT, 17 February 1949. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B10, page 84]
Obituary [Marion E. Teeter], Winnipeg Free Press, 29 May 1971, page 37.
Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada, 1800-1950 by Robert G. Hill, Toronto.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 1 March 2020
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