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Memorable Manitobans: George A. Nicholson (1878-?)

Farmer, real estate agent.

Born at Carlisle, England on 30 December 1878, son of John and Margarette Nicholson, he emigrated with the family to Canada in 1889, settling at Dauphin, Manitoba. He worked on the family farm until 1900 when he took up his own homestead and farmed it until 1904 when he moved to Dauphin and entered the real estate business in partnership with his brother H. P. Nicholson. Three years later, he quit to work in the Dominion Land Office and Crown Timber Agency. On 16 April 1900, he married Jessie Eagle, of Gilbert Plains, Manitoba. They had five children: Dorothy Nicholson, Bernice Nicholson, Florence Nicholson, Gwendolyn Nicholson, and Robert A. Nicholson. He served as a director and governor of the Dauphin General Hospital, and was a member of the IOOF, Knights of Pythias, and Methodist Church.

Sources:

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 March 2010

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