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Memorable Manitobans: Angus James Fraser (1871-1942)


Born at Kippen, Ontario on 9 December 1871, he came to Manitoba in the spring of 1879 and settled in the Virden area, later teaching school there. He graduated from the Manitoba Medical College in 1900 and practiced medicine at Shoal Lake. Around 1911, he returned to Winnipeg where, as of 1917, he served as chief medical officer for the Workmen’s Compensation Board. He became well known for his work in industrial medicine and surgery, publishing the textbook Trauma, Disease, Compensation on the subject in 1929. On 27 March 1902, he married Clara McCulloch at Winnipeg and they had three children: John McCulloch Fraser (b 1903), Colin Angus Fraser (b 1906), and Mary Catherine Fraser (b 1910, wife of D. I. MacLean). He died at his Winnipeg home, 212 Lipton Street, on 23 May 1942 and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery.


1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Birth, marriage, and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Dr. A. Fraser, pioneer of Manitoba, dies,” Winnipeg Tribune, 25 May 1942. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B9, page 113]

“Dr. A. J. Fraser dies Saturday aged 70 years,” Winnipeg Free Press, 25 May 1942, page 4.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 February 2015

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