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Memorable Manitobans: George Skinner (1875-1945)

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George Skinner
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Hotelier.

Born in England in August 1875, he came to Manitoba in 1904 and was employed at the old Manitoba Hotel, which was later destroyed by fire. He was a dining car steward on the Canadian Pacific Railway for some years, after which he became a partner in the Mariaggi Hotel. He renovated the Grange Hotel (168 Lombard Street, Winnipeg), which he operated for many years, before purchasing the St. Charles Hotel. He served as Vice-President and Director of the Manitoba Hotel Association for many years and a life member of the Khartum Temple. Owing to ill health he retired from the hotel business and moved to Los Angeles, California. He was returning to Winnipeg when he died at Powell River, British Columbia on 7 September 1945.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Albert Block (86 Albert Street, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Charles Hotel (235 Notre Dame Avenue, Winnipeg)

Sources:

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Former Winnipeg hotelman dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 12 September 1945, page 4.

Death registration, BC Vital Statistics.

“Grange Hotel changes hands for $100,000,” Winnipeg Free Press, 2 June 1950, page 3.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 January 2015

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