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Memorable Manitobans: George Little (1858-1940)

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George Little
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Farmer, MLA (1921-1922), MLA (1923-1927).

Born at Georgetown, Ontario on 20 January 1858, he came to Manitoba with his parents in 1868 and settled on a farm in the Glendale district. He served as councillor and Reeve of the Rural Municipality of Langford for several years. He was acclaimed to the Manitoba Legislature in 1920 and elected in 1922, serving until 1927.

On 14 July 1921, he married Lily Anne Keating (1860-1928) of Silverton. He died at his farm near Neepawa on 10 March 1940 and was buried in the Neepawa Cemetery.

Sources:

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Marriage registration [George Little, Lily Anne Keating], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Death registration [Lily Anne Little], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“George Little, well known in district, dies at Neepawa,” Russell Banner, 14 March 1940, page 6.

Obituary, Western Municipal News, March 1940, page 73.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Oliver Bernuetz (Legislative Library of Manitoba) for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 March 2022

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