Memorable Manitobans: Edgar Garfield Trick (c1881-1957)
Burn at Bowmanville, Ontario in 1881, he graduated from the Toronto Normal School (1902) then taught school in California until 1906 when he came to Winnipeg to study law. He was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1912 and practiced law for 45 years, initially with Norman A. McMillan and, later with the firm of Trick, McArthur and Kay, and finally as senior partner in the firm of Trick, Restall, and Follett. In 1917, he served briefly as the Principal of Starbuck School. He was made a King’s Counsel in 1950. He was a member of the Masons (King Edward Lodge No. 93), Augustine United Church, Winnipeg Kiwanis Club, South Winnipeg Conservative Club (President), and Winnipeg Cosmopolitan Club (President). He died at Winnipeg on 6 December 1957 and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery.
“Eight Manitobans receive King’s Counsel honors,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 1949, page 1.
“City lawyer E. G. Trick dies at 76,” Winnipeg Free Press, 7 December 1957, page 5.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 9 December 1957, page 22.
Manitoba School Records Collection (GR0638), Starbuck School District No. 1150 Daily Registers, Archives of Manitoba.
We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 12 August 2016
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