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Memorable Manitobans: George Walton Brisbin (1881-1957)


Born at Roseneath, Ontario on 21 March 1881, son of George Fields Brisbin and Mary Brown, he came to Manitoba at the age of 17 from Peterborough, Ontario, and started in business for himself at Pilot Mound. On 30 September 1903, he married Katie Wilhelmina Playfair (1880-1979), sister of A. F. Playfair. They had one son, George Walton F. Brisbin. He served as a school trustee, town councillor, and Mayor of Pilot Mound. He was a member of the Church Board, Social Service Committee, Board of Trade, and the United Church. He died at Pilot Mound on 30 April 1957 and was buried in the Greenwood Cemetery (Pilot Mound).


Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

“Ex-Mayor dies at hospital”, Winnipeg Free Press, 7 May 1957, page 41.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 September 2012

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