Memorable Manitobans: Robert Black (1894-1963)
Physician and surgeon, community activist.
Born at East Kildonan on 8 November 1894, son of William James Black and Anna Ellen Matheson, he was educated at Winnipeg schools and the Manitoba Medical School, graduating from the latter in 1919. He specialized in eye, ear, nose, and throat, was a professor of Otolarangology in the School of Medicine at the University of Manitoba, and was a consultant at the Winnipeg General Hospital. He served as President of the Canadian Otolarangological Society.
He was married twice, first on 22 April 1922 to Gudrun Melsted Stephensen (?-1955). In 1957, he married Emilie Stephensen (?-?). He was a member of the Lord Selkirk Association (President) and the Presbyterian Church. His recreations included golf, hunting, and motoring. In 1925, he lived at 214 Ashland Avenue, Winnipeg. He was President of the Manitoba Curling Association (1941-1942) and President of the Lord Selkirk Association of Rupert's Land (1963).
Birth registration [Robert Black], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Marriage registration [Robert Black, Gudrun Melsted Stephenson], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 30 April 1963.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 7 May 2023