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Memorable Manitobans: George William Playfair (1839-1919)

Farmer, municipal official.

Born in Ontario on 9 January 1839, he arrived in Manitoba in August 1880 and settled on a farm a few miles east of Baldur. He served as Chair of the Wolseley School Board and Baldur School Board, and was the first Reeve of the Rural Municipality of Argyle. He was a member of the first council for the village of Baldur, formed in 1906. He was an active member of the local Methodist Church.

Father of Annie Ferguson Playfair.

He died on 4 September 1919 and was buried in the Baldur Cemetery.

Sources:

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Yesteryears,” Baldur Gazette News, 25 July 1989, page 10.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 June 2022

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