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Memorable Manitobans: George St. John Hallen (1851-?)

Lawyer.

Born in Simcoe County, Ontario on 26 July 1851, son of George Van Hallen and Arabella St. John, he studied law at Trinity University in Toronto. In 1872, he opened a law office at Oshawa, Ontario where he practiced for five years then for another four years at Huntsville. He came to Manitoba in 1882 and worked at Birtle for ten years then at Hartney for fifteen years. In 1907 he moved his practice to Winnipeg.

In 1881 he married Charlotte A. Muttlebury (1848-1945) of Galt, Ontario, sister of George A. Muttlebury. They had three children: George M. Hallen (b 1883), Jane Hallen (b 1885, wife of Arthur W. Wilcocks), and Eleanora Hallen. In 1913, the family resided at 35 Bannerman Street. He was a member of the IOOF.

Sources:

1901 and 1911 Canada censes, Automated Genealogy.

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

“Mrs. Charlotte Hallen dies at age of 97”, Winnipeg Free Press, 9 August 1945, page 4.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 November 2011

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