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Memorable Manitobans: Alexander Sinclair Barbour (1890-1964)

Business executive.

Born at Edinburgh, Scotland on 21 April 1890, he emigrated to Canada in 1911. He was employed with the Manitoba Telephone Company in Winnipeg until moving to Winnipegosis in 1913 to work as a bookkeeper for the Peter J. McArthur Company. During World War One, he served overseas with the 79th and 107th battalions from 1915 to 1918. In 1920 he joined the staff of Booth Fisheries in Winnipegosis and in 1949 became Winnipeg manager of production in export until his retirement in 1960. While in Winnipegosis he was active in the local Red Cross and served on the school and town councils.

He died at Winnipeg on 15 February 1964 and was buried in the Old Kildonan Cemetery.

His articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:

A Brief History of Manitoba Fisheries
MHS Transactions, Series 3, 1955-56 Season

Sources:

Attestation papers for the Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.

Obituary, Winnipeg Tribune, 17 February 1964. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B13, page 184]

Page revised: 27 February 2009

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