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Memorable Manitobans: Samuel George Sims (1870-1953)

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S. G. Sims
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Pioneer, farmer.

Born at Galt, Ontario on 29 January 1870, he came by stagecoach to Winnipeg and in 1876 settled in the Shoal Lake area with his family. He left in 1899 and started farming his own land west of Argyle. Identified by J. W. Grant MacEwan, Dean of Agriculture and Home Economics at the University of Manitoba as, “the best authority on Holstein-Friesian cattle in western Canada,” he established his own herd in Argyle, which he sold before moving to Stonewall in 1920.

He was Reeve of the Rural Municipality of Woodlands from 1910 to 1912. He was Manitoba director of the Holstein-Friesian Association of Canada for 12 years and President in 1930. He married Mary Urie Morton Luke on 15 January 1913 in the Rural Municipality of Rockwood.

He died at Stonewall on 15 August 1953 and was buried in Stonewall Cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Clark House (214 Second Street West, Stonewall)


Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Stonewall man still hearty at 80,” Winnipeg Free Press, 30 January 1950. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B10, page 131]

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 21 August 1953, page 15.

“Cattle breeder S. G. Sims, dies aged 83,” Winnipeg Free Press, 18 August 1953, page 9.

This profile was prepared by Sarah Ramsden and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 December 2013

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