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Memorable Manitobans: George H. Harper (1858-?)

Engineer, business manager.

Born at Montrose, Scotland on 15 October 1858, he trained as a civil engineer at St. Andrew’s University and the University of Dundee. In 1888 he emigrated to the United States to become manager of the Fall River Gas Works at Fall River, Massachusetts. Fifteen months later, he moved to Kansas City, Missouri to manage the plant of the Kansas City Gas and Coke Company. Four years later he went to Altoona, Pennsylvania as manager of the Altoona Gas and Power Company, where he stayed for 13 years. He came to Manitoba in August 1908 as Manager of the Brandon Gas and Power Company, becoming Chief Engineer a year later.

On 5 July 1907, he married Nan G. Yager at Altoona, Pennsylvania. They had a daughter, Virgina Anne Harper. He also had two sons from a former marriage, George E. Harper and Davis G. Harper. The family resided at 218 Twelfth Street, Brandon.


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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 April 2010

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