Memorable Manitobans: George Allison Grierson (1867-1931)
Educator, financial agent, municipal official, MLA (1914-1915), MLA (1916-1920), MLA (1921-1922),
Born at Brantford, Ontario on 11 April 1867, son of George Grierson (?-?) and Margaret Edmundson (c1843-1925), both of Scotch descent. He was educated at Brantford (Ontario) and Winnipeg. He taught at the Minnedosa South School for 16 years, a councillor for the town of Minnedosa, and Mayor of Minnedosa (1914-1915).
He was a candidate in the 1911 federal general election, for Marquette constituency, but was defeated by William James Roche. He was first elected to the Manitoba Legislature in the 1914 general election and was re-elected or acclaimed in 1915, 1917, and 1920, serving as Minister of Public Works (1917-1921).
On 28 December 1892, he married Christina Matheson (1865-1927, daughter of Samuel Matheson of Kildonan). They had no children.
He died at Minnedosa on 18 October 1931 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.
The Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1915.
1921 Canada census, Library and Archives Canada.
“Mrs. Grierson passes away,” Winnipeg Tribune, 9 March 1925, page 3.
Death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“Mrs. George Grierson is dead at Minnedosa,” Manitoba Free Press, 18 November 1927, page 7.
“Hon. G. A. Grierson dies at Minnedosa,” Manitoba Free Press, 19 October 1931, page 1.
Members of the Legislative Assembly (deceased), Legislative Assembly of Manitoba.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
We thank Oliver Bernuetz (Legislative Library of Manitoba) for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 11 January 2021