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Memorable Manitobans: George Wallace Sharp (1886-1975)

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George Wallace Sharp
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Building contractor.

Born at Winnipeg on 21 April 1886, son of contractor Charles Wallace Sharp and Mary Louisa Leckie (1857-1945), he worked with Munson, Allan, Laird, and Davis (1901-1902) and Osler, Hammond and Nanton (1902-1907) before becoming a general contractor and builder with his father in the firm of C. W. Sharp and Son, located at 231 Garry Street, in 1908.

On 15 January 1916, he married Ida Mary Campbell (1887-1985) at Winnipeg. He was a member of the Assiniboine Club, Thistle Curling Club, Winnipeg Bowling and Billiard Club, AF & AM (Assiniboine Lodge), Conservative party, and Congregational church. Around 1915, he lived at 1325 Crescent Road, Winnipeg.

He died at Toronto, Ontario on 20 February 1975.

Sources:

Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

Who's Who and Why, Volumes 6 and 7, 1915-1916, page 730.

George Wallace Sharp, FamilySearch.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 November 2021

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