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Memorable Manitobans: George Francis Robertson (1873-1932)


Born in Iowa, USA on 30 March 1873, son of Scottish immigrant Alvin Robertson, his childhood was spent at Minneapolis, Minnesota. About 1902, he came to Crystal City where he partnered with George Adams in a lumber business. Two years later, he married Margaret Blunt (?-?) and they had a daughter. About 1908, he moved to Winnipeg and established the Commonwealth Lumber Company, serving as its President until a few years before his death. He was a member of Augustine United Church. He died at his Winnipeg home, 47 Harvard Avenue, on 10 September 1932, after an illness of four months duration, and was buried at Minneapolis, Minnesota.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Robertson House (47 Harvard Avenue, Winnipeg)


Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Death occurs of Manitoba pioneer in lumber trade,” Winnipeg Free Press, 12 September 1932, page 6.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 November 2020

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