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Memorable Manitobans: George Howard Miner (1873-1938)

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Click to enlargeBorn at Merricksville, Ontario on 12 April 1873, son of Chester Banks Miner and Sarah Van Buren, he was educated at Merricksville and Belleville, Ontario. He commenced a career as a hardware clerk at Carlton Place, Ontario in 1889. He came to Winnipeg in 1896, going a year later into the hardware business at Cranbrook, B.C. from 1898 to 1902, and at Los Angeles, California from 1903 to 1904. He was a broker at Winnipeg from 1904 to 1907. He organized the Prudential Life Insurance Company at 1907.

In 1898, he married Rhoda Agnes Rupert (?-1964) at Cornwall, Ontario. They had one son and three daughters. He was a member of the Carleton Club, Adanac Club, and IOOF (North Star Lodge No. 2). He was keenly interested in horses and, with A. D. McRae, organized the Winnipeg Horse Show Club. Conservative. Presbyterian. In 1911, he lived at 574 Gertrude Avenue, Winnipeg.

He died at Winnipeg on 9 July 1938 and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery.


Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, edited by C. W. Parker, Vancouver: Canadian Press Association, 1911.

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

The Leading Financial, Business & Professional Men of Winnipeg, published by Edwin McCormick, Photographs by T. J. Leatherdale, Compiled and printed by Stone Limited, c1913. [copy available at the Archives of Manitoba]

“Death claims G. H. Miner”, Winnipeg Free Press, 11 July 1938, page 2.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 April 2010

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