George Edwards

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G. Edwards

George Edwards was born at Clarence, Ontario, on the June 13th, 1842, and died at Cold Lake, Alberta, on January 21st, 1922.

The late George Edwards graduated from McGill University in 1863, and prior to his death was the oldest living science graduate of McGill.

He obtained his commission as an Ontario Land Surveyor in 1866, as a Dominion Land Surveyor in 1872, and as an Alberta Land Surveyor in 1911.

In the spring of 1898 he went into the Yukon Territory over the Stikeen Trail, and practiced his profession there for nearly four years.

From 1903 to 1910, he was engaged in miscellaneous surveys in Alberta, and during this period he completed several large contracts with the Dominion Government.

From 1911, he practiced in Ponoka as an Alberta Land Surveyor, but of late years devoted his whole time to the development of extensive lumber interests owned by him in Northern Alberta.

The late George Edwards was the oldest member of the Alberta Land Surveyors' Association when he died and always took a keen interest in its affairs; he had a quiet dignity which commanded the respect of all who came in contact with him, and his kindly nature and fine character won for him many friends.