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Memorable Manitobans: George William Sandy (1867-1943)


Born in Dodge County, Nebraska on 7 September 1867, son of William and Caroline Sandy, he came to Manitoba in 1882 and purchased the east half of 22-2-7W in the Darlingford district. On 4 July 1894, he married Scottish immigrant Elizabeth Dudgeon (1861-1939) and they had five children: Carrie McBain Sandy (1896-1984, wife of Walter Frank Gould), Lillian Isabella “Lilly” Sandy (1897-1973, wife of George Edward Rossington), William Lewis Sandy (1899-1922), Margaret Jane “Greta” Sandy (1900-1993, wife of Clarence Silvester Rudd), and Harry Allan Sandy (1914-1974). He served as a school trustee for several years and an elder of the Presbyterian Church. He died at Darlingford on 30 August 1943 and was buried in the Darlingford Cemetery.


Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

Birth, marriage, and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary [Lillian I. Rossington], Winnipeg Free Press, 30 March 1973, page 29.

Obituary [Harry Allan Sandy], Winnipeg Free Press, 15 July 1975, page 36.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

George William Sandy (1867-1943), WikiTree.

We thank Robin Helstrom for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 February 2021

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