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Memorable Manitobans: George Aubrey Roblin (1887-1941)

Journalist, businessman.

Born at Fish Lake, Ontario on 6 June 1887, son of Rodmond Palen Roblin and Adelaide DeMille (1853-1928), he came to Manitoba at an early age and attended Wesley College. He worked on the editorial staff of the Winnipeg Telegram for several years before co-founding, with his father, the automobile dealership Consolidated Motors Limited. An enthusiastic sports fan, he was a lacross player in his youth, a fisherman, and a member of a world championship bowling team. He was a past president and member of the All-But-One Club. He died at his summer home in St. Vital on 16 July 1941, following three years of ill health, and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.

Sources:

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“George A. Roblin dies Wednesday,” Winnipeg Free Press, 17 July 1941, page 9.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 August 2019

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