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Manitoba History No. 89
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Memorable Manitobans: George Mode Newton (1877-?)

Business executive, beekeeper.

Born at Vankleek Hill, Ontario on 7 February 1877, son of George and Janie Newton, he was educated at the Vankleek Hill high school. He came to Winnipeg in 1898 and first engaged as Manager of Greenshields Ltd., and was appointed Director and General Manager of this firm for Western Canada, from Kenora to the Pacific Coast, with headquarters in Winnipeg, in February 1919.

Newton is the father of the bee industry of Manitoba and he owned one of the largest apiaries in Western Canada; it is through his efforts that this industry made strides throughout the West. He served as President of the Manitoba Beekeepers Association. He was also a member and governor of the Manitoba Motor Club, St. Charles Country Club, and IOOF. He was keenly interested in horticulture; he has one of the most attractive gardens on the banks of the Red River, situated near Old Fort Garry.

Sources:

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.

Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 May 2016

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