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Memorable Manitobans: George Walter “Geordie” Burns (1886-1945)


Born at Notre Dame de Stanbridge, Quebec on 30 September 1886, son of James Burns and Janet Arnott, he came West with his parents in 1888 where he farmed 560 acres in the vicinity of Wood Bay, Manitoba. On 16 July 1919, he married Mary Margaret “Mae” Osborne (1897-1937) of Stonewall, Manitoba. They had nine children: Margaret Janet Burns, James Osborne Burns, William Robert Burns, Allan Walter Burns, Bruce Douglas Harry Burns, Clarice Iona Burns, Leona Burna, Gwendolyn Burns, and Jack Burns. He was a member of the Masons and the Presbyterian church. He died at Pilot Mound, Manitoba in 1945.


Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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

We thank Nels Bremner for providing additional information used in this profile.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 October 2011

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