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Memorable Manitobans: John Angus Macdonald (1862-?)

Surgeon and physician.

Born at St. Catharines, Ontario on 11 June 1862, son of Frederick W. and Eliza Clara Macdonald, he was educated at Toronto and Edinburgh University (Scotland). He commenced the practice of medicine at Brandon, where he was city and provincial health officer and surgeon to the Canadian Pacific Railway. He served on the Brandon School Board and, in 1888, was President of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba. He moved to Vancouver, British Columbia in 1909. In 1885, he married R. Bell Bryson. They had one son and two daughters. He was a member of the Vancouver Club, and the Conservative party. In 1911, his address was 1641 Robson Street, Vancouver.


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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 August 2014

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