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Memorable Manitobans: George W. Phelps (1882-?)

Merchant.

Born at Brantford, Ontario on 4 May 1882, son of Epharas Lord Phelps and Elizabeth Devlin, he attended public school at Mount Pleasant, quitting at the age of 14 to work in a store, later coming to Manitoba and working for two years as a saleman at a store in Boissevain. He the moved to Minnedosa to work in a store there until 1905 when he opened a general store of his own. On 6 July 1907, he married Ida Swinbank at Minnedosa. They had two children: William Phelps and Olive K. Phelps. He was a member of the IOOF, the Knights of Pythias, the Yeomen of America, and the 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: 23 April 2010

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