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Memorable Manitobans: George H. Kelly (1860-1940)

Engineer.

Born at St. Germain, Cornwall, England on 29 August 1860, son of James Kelly, he emigrated to Canada at the age of 7 and settled at Glencoe, Ontario. He worked in mills before coming to Manitoba in 1879, where he operated an elevator at Brandon. He came to Winnipeg in 1881 and operated the Ogilvie Flour Mills. In 1886 he joined the Lake of the Woods Milling Company at Keewatin, Ontario as general superintendent. While there he served for 16 years as Mayor of Keewatin. He rejoined the Ogilvie Flour Mills in 1912 as general superintendent. After building a large mill at Medicine Hat, Alberta, he left the company in 1914 to establish the engineering firm of Kipp-Kelly, in partnership with Theodore Kipp. During the First World War, he was responsible for all flour purchasing for Allied governments. He retired from business in 1937.

He was married twice. His first wife, Emma, with whom he had four daughters, died around 1922. He remarried in 1934. He died at his Winnipeg residence, 109 Ethelbert Street, on 29 November 1940 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.

Sources:

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“George H. Kelly, noted milling engineer, dies”, Winnipeg Tribune, 29 November 1940. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B9]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 August 2012

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