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Memorable Manitobans: Alexander McLeod “Alex” Shaw (1910-1973)

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Born at Portage la Prairie on 11 July 1910, son of Archibald Shaw and Isabel McLean, he was publisher (1945-1957) and editor (1945-1958) of the MacGregor Herald. In 1958, he moved to Winnipeg. On 16 September 1939, he married Fanny Ivy Parr and they had one son, Gary Alexander Shaw. He died at his Winnipeg residence, the Cambridge Hotel, on 9 November 1973 and was buried in the Brookside Cemetery.


Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 12 November 1973, page 15.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 December 2020

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