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Memorable Manitobans: Gilbert James Russell (1886-1974)

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Gilbert James Russell
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Fireman, police officer.

Born at Manchester, England in 1886, he came with his family to Manitoba around 1913 where he was Fire Chief (1920-1955) and Police Chief (1947-1951) for the Rural Municipality of East Kildonan. He and wife Edith (c1889-1963) had four daughters and four sons. He died at Winnipeg on 4 October 1974 and was buried in the Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Sources:

Obituary [Edith Russell], Winnipeg Free Press, 27 March 1963, page 28.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 7 October 1974, page 29.

We thank Jim Smith and Kirk Russell for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 January 2020

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