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Memorable Manitobans: Herbert P. Byers (1860-?)

Physician.

Born at Yorkshire, England on 17 September 1860, son of William Byers and Ann King, he attended the Leeds Medical School then, in 1882, came to Canada where he resumed medical studies at the Winnipeg Medical College, graduating in 1890. He then moved to Melita, Manitoba where he maintained a medical practice for five years. There were so few residents of the area at the time that, in 1895, he moved to Selkirk where he remained until 1901 when he returned to Melita. He also served as local coroner and health officer. In 1886, he married Ann E. Pruden of Selkirk. They had two children: Frederick Byers and Constance Byers. He was a member of the Anglican Church and Sons of England.

Sources:

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 December 2010

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