Memorable Manitobans: Lorne J. Elliott (1879-1941)
Born near Goderich, Ontario on 31 October 1879, son of James and Catherine Elliott, he attended Goderich Collegiate, coming to Manitoba with his family in 1900. He taught school at Clearwater and worked in a bank at Morris until he came to Winnipeg to study law. He articled with T. L. Metcalfe, was called to the Manitoba Bar, and became a partner in the firm of Metcalfe, Sharpe, Stacpoole, and Elliott. He later left the firm and worked with H. A. Robson in the legal department of the Union Bank. When the bank amalgamated with the Royal Bank, he practiced for a time with F. A. E. Hamilton then worked alone. Near the end of his life he was right-of-way solicitor for the Good Roads Board, retiring in April 1940 due to ill health.
In 1910 he married Gertrude Carter of Guelph, Ontario. They had two children: Lorne J. C. Elliott and Katherine Elliott. He was President of the Young Men’s Club of Grace Church and a life member of the Winnipeg Canoe Club. In 1923 he was elected to the first of two terms on the Winnipeg School Board. He was a member of Maryland United Church, the Masons, and the Conservative Association.
He died at his Winnipeg home, 1039 McMillan Avenue, on 15 March 1941.
1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
“Lorne J. Elliott dies Saturday,” Winnipeg Free Press, 17 March 1941, page 2.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 29 November 2016
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