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Memorable Manitobans: Edward Roberts (c1834-1890)

Hotelier, lumberman.

He came to Winnipeg in 1871 and built the Grand Central Hotel. Later, he moved to Dauphin where he established a sawmill and lumber business. He died at Winnipeg on 13 August 1890, due to complications arising from a railway accident at Minnedosa. He was buried in St. John’s Cemetery.


“A fatal result”, Manitoba Free Press, 14 August 1890, page 8.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 November 2011

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