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Memorable Manitobans: Gordon Charles Smith (1886-1977)

Gallery owner.

Born at O’Neill, Nebraska on 19 June 1886, son of Charles Smith and Isabell MacIntyre, he moved with his parents to Winnipeg at an early age. He spent his business life in the art business, beginning at the age of 14 with A. J. Cranston and Company (1900-1914), Eaton’s (1914-1928), The Bay (1928-1939), and finally as proprietor of the Little Gallery (1939-1954). He was a candidate in the 1957 federal general election but came in a distant fourth place. He died at Winnipeg on 12 April 1977 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 14 April 1977, page 53.

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 November 2017

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