Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 140 years


Pay & Donate in the MHS Online Shop

Endangered Top 10
Top 10

Manitoba History No. 89

No. 89

War Memorials in Manitoba
in Manitoba

This Old Elevator
This Old

Abandoned Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

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

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z | 2017

Send corrections and additions to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban  | Our Inspiration | Acknowledgements

Support the MHS and

Back to top of page


To report an error on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2019 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.