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Memorable Manitobans: George Joseph Maulson (1852-1923)

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George Joseph Maulson
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Born at Toronto, Ontario on 27 November 1852, son of John Maulson and Eleanor Hill, he worked in the milling and grain sales office of Sir William Howland from the age of 14 to 1880 when he came to Winnipeg. He worked in the grain business for a few years before being appointed Western Manager of the London & Canadian Loan and Agency Company. He served for 20 years as a director of the Winnipeg General Hospital and Chairman of its building committee. He was a director of the Winnipeg Industrial Exhibition for 12 years and, in 1898, was its President. He helped with the organization of the Winnipeg Grain and Produce Exchange. In 1876, he married Edith Adelaide Wilson (1853-1939) of Collingwood, Ontario. They had eight children, five of whom lived to adulthood: Harold F. Maulson, Edwin E. Maulson, Lillian E. Maulson, Irene Maulson (wife of Henry Eugene Sellers), and Helen Maulson. He was a Mason. He died at Winnipeg on 17 October 1923 and was buried in the St. John’s Cathedral Cemetery.


A History of Manitoba: Its Resources and People by Prof. George Bryce, Toronto: The Canadian History Company, 1906.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 December 2017

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