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Memorable Manitobans: Nelson Stewart Smith (1888-1941)

Agriculturalist, politician.

Born at Minto on 19 April 1888, son of Charles S. Smith and Emma Scarrow, he graduated from the Manitoba Agricultural College then was the founding Superintendent of the Demonstration Farm at Killarney. He resigned in 1916 and moved to Alberta where he was manager of the Demonstration Farm at Claresholm. He moved to Olds in 1919 where he farmed and was an official for the Dentonia Gold Mines. He represented Olds in the Alberta provincial legislature from 1921 to 1931 then moved to Vancouver, British Columbia. At the time of his death, he was a promoter for the Chip Steak Plant, a freezing process for meat. He died at Claresholm, Alberta on 15 March 1941, following emergency surgery. He was survived by a wife and daughter.

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Former Alberta M.L.A. for Olds dies at Claresholm after accident,” Lethbridge Herald, 17 March 1941, page 2.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 17 March 1941, page 2.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 April 2017

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