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Memorable Manitobans: George Albert Metcalfe (1866-1926)

Businessman, civil servant.

Born at St. Thomas, Ontario on 18 July 1866, son of Thomas Hatton Metcalfe and Eliza Hatton (1839-1921), he came to Manitoba with his father in 1876 and settled north of Portage la Prairie. He stayed there until early manhood when he worked as county assessor for several years. He then became the local representative for the agricultural implement manufacturer McCormick Harvest Machine Company. He then opened a general machinery agency and real estate business in Winnipeg. He served as head of the Succession Duties Department of the Manitoba government from 1915 to the time of his death. On 13 March 1901, he married Kate Caskill (c1873-1924) of Gladstone. They had five children: Clara Metcalfe (1902-?), George Llewellyn Metcalfe (1904-?), Marion Shaw Metcalfe (1906-?), Thomas Hatton Metcalfe (1907-?), and Donald Christie Metcalfe (1914-?). He died at his Winnipeg residence, 435 Stradbrooke, on 2 February 1926 and was buried in the Brookside Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth, marriage, and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Geo. A. Metcalfe dies after brief illness,” newspaper clipping dated 3 February 1926. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B8]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 July 2019

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