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Memorable Manitobans: Robert George Simpson (c1864-1914)

Farmer, municipal official.

Born at Cork, Ireland, he lived for four years at Bruges, Belgium before emigrating to Canada with his brothers and sister in 1885, and settling at Rosser, Manitoba where he farmed. He assisted in the formation of Rosser Municipality and served as its Reeve. He also served as a government road inspector. In early 1914, he moved to Winnipeg where he died at his home, 253 Machray Street, on 23 November 1914 and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery.


“Robert G. Simpson, dead”, Winnipeg Telegram, 24 November 1914 [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B6]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 August 2011

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