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Memorable Manitobans: George Herbert Shaw (1869-?)


Born in Lanark County, Ontario on 25 November 1869, son of James Shaw and Sarah Bates, he graduated from the Ontario College of Agriculture at Guelph in 1887. The following year he came to Manitoba, as a member of the government survey, and spent two years in the job. He then moved to Montreal and, two years later, began working in the traffic department of the Canadian Pacific Railway. He spent nine years there, resigning in 1901 to take a job in the traffic department of the Canadian Northern Railway, eventually rising to the position of traffic manager. In 1886 he married Louise Garwood of Hamilton, Ontario. He was a member of the Canadian Club of Montreal, Manitoba Club, Carleton Club, St. Charles Country Club, and the Brandon Club.


A History of Manitoba: Its Resources and People by Prof. George Bryce, Toronto: The Canadian History Company, 1906.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 September 2016

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