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Memorable Manitobans: Herbert S. Shilson (1869-?)

General merchant.

Born in Simcoe County, Ontario on 25 September 1869, the eldest of five children of William Shilson and Susanna Whipple, his parents moved to Manitoba in 1888 and Herbert joined them a year later. He became employed with F. Nation and Company at Brandon, working there for ten years. In 1899 he moved to Roland, Manitoba and opened a general store. A year later, the building was destroyed by fire but he rebuilt a new store on Main Street, carrying general dry goods, clothing, furs, boots and shoes, china and crockery, and groceries. In February 1901, he married Charlotta Hill Burnett. They had three children: Lorimer Burnett Shilson, Donovan Burnett Shilson, and Wilma Charlotta Shilson. He was a member of the Roland Board of Trade, Orange Lodge, Canadian Order of Foresters, Masons, and the Methodist church.

Sources:

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 May 2010

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