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Memorable Manitobans: George Henry Long (1857-?)

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Born in Peel County, Ontario on 21 September 1857, son of Richard and Ann Long, when he was five years of age, the family removed to Simcoe County, and when seven years of age, he began his education in the public school, after which he taught school for three years, and then entered the Collingwood Collegiate Institute, remaining one year. He was then engaged as local preacher for one year and, in 1882, went to Manitoba as a missionary, spending a year at Pembina Mountain, a year at Deloraine, a year at Riding Mountain, and a year at Beulah. He was ordained in 1886, at Winnipeg, after which he spent a year at Rat Portage (now Kenora), three years at Edmonton, and three years at Boissevain, then was appointed minister of the Methodist Church at Souris in June 1893.

On 30 June 1886, he married Maggie McHaffie (?-1892) of Dunedin, Ontario. They had a son and two daughters. He was a member of the Royal Templars and the IOOF, and is a Past member of the Grand Council of the former. In politics, he is a Liberal. He was married, June 3Oth, 1886, to Miss Maggie McHaffie, daughter of the late Peter McHaffie, of Dunediu, Ont. Mrs. Long died in October, 1892. He has one son and two daughters.


The Canadian Album, Men of Canada (1894).

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 November 2010

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