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Memorable Manitobans: George Arthur Lauman (1893-1988)


Born at Plum Coulee on 16 November 1893, son of Henry Lauman and Catherine Walter, he was educated at Morden High School and the University of Manitoba (LL.B.). He articled in law to E. E. Sharpe in Winnipeg and was called to Manitoba Bar in 1920. He joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force in 1917 serving with the C.P.A., 11th Battery in France from March 1918. He saw service in the Last Hundred Days. Returning to Canada, he established a law practice at Birtle in 1920 in partnership with John W. Pratt. The firm were solicitors for the Union Bank, Rural Municipality of Birtle, Village of Foxwarren, and the Huron and Erie Mortgage Company. On 25 August 1932, he married Mabel Fisher (?-?) at Birtle. They had no children. He moved to Shoal Lake in 1943 where he practiced until retirement in 1984. He was a police magistrate for 30 years and was made a Queen’s Counsel in 1962. He was Mayor of Shoal Lake from 1952 to 1959. He was a member of the IOOF. Protestant. His recreations included curling and tennis. He died at Shoal Lake on 21 March 1988 and was buried in the Birtle Cemetery.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 22 March 1988, page 45.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 June 2018

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