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Memorable Manitobans: George Drewry (1861-1945)

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George Drewry
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Wholesale merchant.

Born at St. Paul, Minnesota on 12 October 1861, son of Edward Drewry (1829-1926) and Eliza Starkey (1835-1901), he was educated at local schools before, at age sixteen, coming to Winnipeg where he was employed by his half-brother Edward Lancaster Drewry. In 1883, he moved to Rat Portage [now Kenora, Ontario], where he opened a business as a wholesale wine and liquor merchant. He remained there for the rest of his life. At various time, Drewry served as president of the Rat Portage Regatta Association and the Rat Portage Curling Club, and council chairman of the Rainy River District Board of Trade. He died on 8 February 1945.


The Canadian Album: Men of Canada or Success by Example, Vol. III, Bradley, Garretson & Company, Brantford, Ontario, 1894.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 September 2018

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