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Memorable Manitobans: George Craig (c1841-1915)

Merchant.

He lived at Portage la Prairie before moving to Winnipeg, taking over the Golden Lion dry goods store and renaming it the George Craig Company. He served on the Winnipeg City Council from 1895 to 1896. He died at his Winnipeg home, 225 Dromore Avenue, on 28 September 1915 and was buried in the Kildonan Cemetery.

Sources:

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Pioneer merchant dies in Winnipeg,” Winnipeg Telegram, 29 September 1915. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B6]

“Old-timer dead,” Manitoba Free Press, 29 September 1915, page 4.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 June 2017

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