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Memorable Manitobans: George Fisher (1862-1922)

Grain merchant, municipal official.

Born at Lanark, Scotland in 1862, he came to Winnipeg in August 1906 to become the Western Canadian Manager of the Scottish Co-operative Wholesale Society. He served two terms on the Winnipeg city council (1917-1920) and was President of the Winnipeg Grain Exchange, President of the Traders’ Building Association, President of the Assiniboine Club, Chairman of the Mothers’ Allowance Commission, Vice-Chairman of the Provincial Savings Bank, and an elder in St. Stephen’s Presbyterian Church. He and wife Christina Shields (1860-1948) had two sons, George William Fisher (1885-1941) and John Brackenridge Fisher. He died at his Winnipeg home on 13 February 1922 and was buried in the Old Kildonan Cemetery.


1921 Canada census, Ancestry.

Death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“George Fisher, ex-alderman, dies suddenly,” Winnipeg Tribune, 13 February 1922, page 6. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B7]

“Ex-alderman is borne to grave,” Winnipeg Tribune, 15 February 1922, page 6.

Obituary [George W. Fisher], Winnipeg Tribune, 13 August 1941, page 18.

“John B. Fisher, Scottish co-op manager, dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 15 January 1946. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B9]

“Mrs. George Fisher,” Winnipeg Tribune, 23 August 1948, page 23.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 October 2018

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