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Memorable Manitobans: George Simpson Taylor (1839-1919)

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Born at York Factory on 1 October 1839, son of George Taylor and Jane Prince, he was a sailor for the Hudson’s Bay Company before accompanying the Palliser Expedition across the West in 1857. He later settled near Lower Fort Garry and in 1879 moved to Prince Albert to homestead. He died at Edgerton, Alberta in 1919.

Sources:

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and S. Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 June 2021

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