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Memorable Manitobans: Morton Scott Colquhoun (1887-?)


Born at Gainsboro, North West Territories (now Saskatchewan) on 18 September 1887, son of Samuel K. Colquhoun and Minnie Smith, he was educated at Deloraine, Brandon, Manitoba College, and Queen’s University (MA). He articled in law with Alexander McLeod KC of Morden and Elliott, McNeill and Deacon of Winnipeg, then articled at Regina and was called to the Saskatchewan Bar in 1913. He practised with the firm of Allen, Gordon and Bryant at Regina before being called to the Manitoba Bar in 1914. He moved to Deloraine that year where he continued to practise law, serving as solicitor for the Union Bank of Canada and a Bonded Attorney. In 1913, he married Myrtle Morell (?-?) and they had a son and a daughter. He was a member of the Saskatchewan and Manitoba Bar Associations, Masonic fraternity, Presbyterian church, and Liberal party. His recreations included curling, tennis, and hunting.


Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

“Eight Manitobans appointed K.C.’s,” Winnipeg Free Press, 1 January 1943, page 8.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 July 2019

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