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Memorable Manitobans: Marsden Frank Ross Irwin (c1877-1925)

Physician.

Born at Toronto, Ontario around 1877, son of agricultural implements dealer William F. Irwin (1847-1904) and Evangeline Irwin (1855-1947), the family came west when he was a boy, living first at Portage la Prairie and later at Brandon where his father represented the Massey-Harris Company in each place. He graduated from the Manitoba Medical College in 1905 then started a medical practice at Hartney where he remained for two years, with a short period at Souris. He came to Winnipeg in 1910 and established a general medical practice.

On 1 January 1906, he married Elizabeth McIntosh (?-?) at Winnipeg and they had a daughter, Alice Margaret Irwin (1909-?). An enthusiastic athlete, Irwin served on the executive of the Manitoba Northwestern Hockey League and played lacrosse while at Hartney. He was a member of the Masons.

He died at his Winnipeg home in the Hugo Apartments on 27 February 1925 and was buried in the family plot in the Elmwood Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth registration [Alice Margaret Irwin], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Dr. M. F. R. Irwin, local physician dies suddenly,” Winnipeg Tribune, 27 February 1925, page 1.

“Well-known physician is suddenly stricken,” Manitoba Free Press, 28 February 1925. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B8]

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 October 2021

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