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Memorable Manitobans: George Henry West (1853-1906)

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George Henry West
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Born at Campbellford, Ontario on 9 August 1853, he studied at Victoria College (Cobourg), graduating with an Arts degree in 1883. He came to Manitoba later that year and began legal studies. On being admitted to the Manitoba Bar, he formed a law partnership with George Fraser Munroe which persisted to the end of his life.

On 26 September 1888, he married Sarah Margaret Carr (1852-1938) in Prince Edward County, Ontario. They had no children. He served on the Winnipeg city council in 1892 and 1893, and was Chairman of its Fire, Water and Light Committee. He was a member of Young Methodist Church, Independent Order of Foresters, IOOF, Woodmen of the World, and Ancient Order of United Workmen. His residence at 124 Nassau Street was designed in 1906 by architect John Hamilton Gordon Russell but he died before the building was completed.

He died on 19 December 1906 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: West House (124 Nassau Street North, Winnipeg)


Ontario marriage registration, Ancestry.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“The late G. H. West,” Manitoba Free Press, 21 December 1906, page 16.

Obituary [S. M. West], Winnipeg Free Press, 14 February 1938, page 16.

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 August 2020

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