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Memorable Manitobans: William Corston Watt Garson (1856-1911)

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Born at Kirkwall, Orkney Islands on 6 May 1856, son of Robert and Georgiana Sinclair Garson, he came with his family to St. Catharines, Ontario in 1857, where he was educated. In 1895 he married Margaret Annabel. They had two sons: William Robert Garson and Stuart Sinclair Garson. He was a member of the Ontario legislature (Lincoln Constituency) from 1886 to 1890. He built the post office and the round house in Kenora. He came to Winnipeg in 1901 and was founder of the Garson Quarries at Tyndall. He served on the first Board of Control in Winnipeg in 1907. He died at Calgary, Alberta on 1 February 1911.

See also:

Manitoba Municipalities: Garson (Lyall)

Sources:

“William Garson dies at Calgary”, Manitoba Free Press, 3 February 1911, page 3.

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

Pioneers and Early Citizens of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Manitoba Library Association, 1971.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 November 2017

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