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Memorable Manitobans: George Munroe (1797-1864)

Weaver.

Born at Sutherlandshire, Scotland in 1797, he married Anne Matheson and they had seven children, including Robert Munroe. He learned his trade as a weaver in Paisley and was brought out to the Red River Settlement in 1830 to teach the settlers to weave and also to give instruction in farming methods. He settled on lot 55 in Kildonan on the east side of the river. He was an elder of Kildonan Church. He died in 1864 and was buried in the Kildonan Cemetery.

Sources:

Pioneers and Early Citizens of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Manitoba Library Association, 1971.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 December 2018

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