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G. Stanton

George Stanton was associated with Alex Taylor—the grandfather of the Edmonton telephone—in Taylor’s private business. In Alberta telephone histories, he is variably described as general manager of the Edmonton & District Telephone Company when it was taken over by the city in 1904, and as the chief installer of Edmonton Telephones when it reached its maturity in 1912. According to popular historian Tony Cashman’s 1972 book, Singing Wires: The Telephone in Alberta, Stanton was an exceedingly hard worker.

"A heavy man with a heavier moustache," wrote Cashman, "George loved his work and grumbled at the erosion of the work day from ten hours to nine and then to eight. Later on he felt even worse about paid vacations."


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