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Memorable Manitobans: William Black (1877-1934)


Born in Bruce County, Ontario on 7 June 1877, he came to Manitoba at an early age and lived at Morden. He graduated from the Manitoba Medical College in 1903. On 14 December 1904, he married Isabel Stewart Hunt (c1881-1970) at Winnipeg. They had two sons: Willard James Black (b 1908) and John Archibald Black (b 1910). In September 1916, he joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force as a member of the Canadian Army Medical Corps. After returning from military service, he became a member of the McNulty Clinic, first private medical clinic in Winnipeg, at 264 Edmonton Street, in partnership with P. H. McNulty and J. N. B. Crawford. He died of a cerebral hemorrhage at Winnipeg on 3 April 1934 and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery.


Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Attestation Papers, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.

“Dr. William Black”, Canadian Medical Association Journal, May 1934, page 578.

Obituary [P. H. McNulty], Winnipeg Free Press, 6 November 1967, page 30.

Obituary [Isabel Black], Winnipeg Free Press, 15 December 1970, page 28.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 April 2011

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