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Memorable Manitobans: Samuel James Elkin (1865-1948)

Physician and surgeon.

Born at Moville, Ireland on 11 October 1865, son of Isaac and Elizabeth Elkin, he came to Winnipeg in 1889 and was educated at the Manitoba Medical College. He commenced his medical practice at Emerson, in 1894. He served as a demonstrator of Anatomy at the Manitoba Medical College and was Second Vice-President of the Winnipeg Medical and Surgical Society. In 1911, he practiced at 222 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg. On 6 May 1901, he married Eleanor Susan Tannis Angus (1874-1959) at Emerson and they had three children: Phyllis Elizabeth Elkin (1902-1993, wife of Ivan James Rochester Deacon), Lewis Angus Elkin (1905-1989), and Jean Margaret Elkin (1908-?). He was a member of the Canadian Club, Conservative Party, and Anglican church. In 1911, he lived at 74 Isabel Street, Winnipeg. He died at Winnipeg on 5 February 1948 and was buried in the St. John’s Cathedral Cemetery.


Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, edited by C. W. Parker, Vancouver: Canadian Press Association, 1911.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 6 February 1948, page 22.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 November 2020

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