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Memorable Manitobans: George Musgrove (1855-1934)

General merchant.

Born in Ireland on 19 September 1855, son of William Musgrove and Ann Crawford, he emigrated to Canada in 1880 and lived for a year in Huron County, Ontario before moving to Manitoba in 1881 and becoming a clerk in the Winnipeg dry goods store of Robert Garry. In 1882 he moved to Stonewall and, the following year, established his own general store. In 1881, he married Sarah Ann McKee (1854-1903) of Huron County, Ontario. They had five children: William Wesley Lorne Musgrove, Elizabeth Victoria Musgrove (1885-?, wife of H. O. May), Robert George Musgrove (1890-1891), Robert George Boyd Musgrove (1892-?), and Josiah Oliver Musgrove (1893-1894). He was a member of the COF. He died at Stonewall on 29 June 1934 and was buried in the Stonewall Cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Musgrove Building / McConkey’s Store (345 Main Street, Stonewall)


Birth and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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

“Dr. William Musgrove dies of heart attack,” Winnipeg Free Press, 6 January 1947, page 4.

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 October 2017

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