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Memorable Manitobans: George Duncan Cameron (1874-1947)

Grain merchant.

Born at Chatham, New Brunswick in January 1874, he worked in the grain industry in Minnesota before coming to Winnipeg in 1906. He was Vice-President and General Manager of the Security Elevator Company and a member of the Winnipeg Grain Exchange for 37 years, retiring in 1945 due to ill health. He died at his Winnipeg residence, 838 Wolseley Avenue, on 17 August 1947 and was buried in the Dauphin Cemetery. He was survived by his widow Sarah McLeod (1885-1959) and three children: Frank Peavy Cameron (1904-1970), Esther Vivian Cameron (1915-?, wife of John J. Fleisch and William T. Brown), and Marguerite Lillian “Bonnie” Cameron (c1923-2008, wife of Murray C. Kerr).

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Moyse House (838 Wolseley Avenue, Winnipeg)

Sources:

Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

1916 Canada census, Ancestry.

“Mrs. John James Fleisch O’Neill,” Winnipeg Free Press, 26 December 1934, page 7.

“Society,” Winnipeg Tribune, 11 August 1936, page 8.

“Brown-Cameron bridal held at bride’s home,” Winnipeg Tribune, 21 November 1938, page 8.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“George Cameron, grain man, dies,” Winnipeg Tribune, 18 August 1947, page 21.

“Mrs. Sarah Clark dies in Los Angeles,” Winnipeg Free Press, 4 December 1959, page 41.

Obituary [Frank Peavy Cameron], Winnipeg Free Press, 7 October 1970, page 49.

Obituary [Marguerite Lillian Kerr], Winnipeg Free Press, 22 April 2008.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 January 2019

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