Memorable Manitobans: George Stirrett (1853-1940)
Born in Ontario on 18 July 1853, son of John Stirrett (1814-1892), he came to Brandon in the late 1880s and operated a planing mill on Tenth Street as a member of the firm of Forbes & Stirrett, and also worked as a carpenter. In the early 20th century, he moved to Winnipeg where he was a building contractor. Around 1911, he was also transacting in real estate.
On 28 February 1888, he married Mary McElroy (1864-1928) at Lambton, Ontario and they had three children: John McElroy Stirrett (1889-1954), George Alexander Stirrett (1894-1968), and Mary Blanche Kathleen Stirrett (1900-?, wife of Alexander C. Poole). He died at Los Angeles, California on 18 June 1940 and was buried there.
Some of his construction works in Manitoba included:
Ontario marriage registration, Ancestry.
Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1901 and 1911 Canada censuses, Automated Genealogy.
“Old timer here,” Brandon Sun, 5 January 1911, page 15.
George Stirrett, FindAGrave.
John McElroy Stirrett, FindAGrave.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 30 October 2022