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Memorable Manitobans: John George Isbister (1877-1949)

Contractor, councilor.

Born at Nelson House on 23 March 1877, son of Mary Ann and William Isbister of the Hudson’s Bay Company, educated at St. John’s College, he worked as a construction contractor at Stony Point, Manitoba. A councilor in the Rural Municipality of St. Clements, he was a member of the school board for 30 years. He and his wife Isabel shared three children: Charles Isbister, Mrs. John Anderson, and Mrs. Alex Anderson. On 11 April 1949, he died at Selkirk General Hospital and was later buried at St. Phillip’s Anglican churchyard cemetery.


“J. G. Isbister, 72, dies at Selkrik,” Winnipeg Free Press, 12 April 1949. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B10, page 91]

“Manitoba pioneer dies at Selkirk,” Winnipeg Tribune, 16 April 1949. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B10, page 92]

This page was prepared by Sarah Ramsden.

Page revised: 12 August 2012

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