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Memorable Manitobans: George Ernest Cathcart (1876-1945)

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George Ernest Cathcart
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Financial broker, grain merchant.

Born at New York, New York on 16 January 1876, son of Martin Cathcart and Annie Caldwell, he worked as a grain exporter in New York for twelve years before coming to Winnipeg. He operated Cathcart and Company, an insurance and mortage brokerage firm, and sales representative for a large New York financial brokerage. He was a member of the Winnipeg Grain Exchange from 1909 to his death.

On 8 December 1926, he married Norah D’Arcy (1894-1984, daughter of William Henry D’Arcy) at Winnipeg. He was a member of the Winnipeg Racquet Club. His recreations included golf and racquet ball. Around 1916, he lived in Devon Court, Winnipeg.

He died after being attacked by a swarm of bees at his Winnipeg home, 229 Lamont Boulevard, on 24 July 1945 and was buried in the St. John's Cathedral Cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Harstone House (229 Lamont Boulevard, Winnipeg)

Sources:

Who's Who and Why, Volumes 6 and 7, 1915-1916, page 605.

Marriage and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“G. E. Cathcart dies suddenly,” Winnipeg Free Press, 25 July 1945.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 October 2021

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