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Memorable Manitobans: Peter Blyth Logan (1881-1944)

Civil servant, choir leader.

Born at Gifford, Haddington, Scotland in March 1881, he came to Winnipeg in 1909 and became employed in the city tax office. He was a soloist and choir leader at several city churches. Except for two years in the 1930s, he was the leader of the United Scottish Choir from its formation in 1922 to his death. He died at his Winnipeg home, 168 Matheson Avenue, on 1 May 1944 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery. He is commemorated by the Peter Logan Memorial Trophy given for outstanding performance by student choirs.

Sources:

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Peter Logan, city tax collector, is dead,” Winnipeg Free Press, 2 May 1944, page 3.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Bill Logan for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 May 2017

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