Memorable Manitobans: Ronald C. MacDonald (1857-1918)
Born in Bruce County, Ontario on 26 November 1857, son of John and Mary MacDonald, he was educated at the grammar school at Kincardine, Ontario. He served during the 1885 North West Rebellion, retiring with the rank of Captain. He came to Winnipeg in 1897 and commenced a career in government service, becoming a real estate agent in 1899. By 1911, he was employed with C. H. Enderton & Company, located at 228 Portage Avenue.
In 1886, he married May Alicia Morrison at Ottawa, Ontario. They had two sons and a daughter. He represented Ward 1 on the Winnipeg City Council from 1909 to 1912, serving as Police Commissioner and Chairman of the Hospital Committee. He was a member of the Carleton Club. His recreations included all outdoor sports except golf. Liberal. Presbyterian. In 1911, he lived at 26 Amherst Street, Winnipeg.
He died at Winnipeg on 25 September 1918 and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery.
1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, edited by C. W. Parker, Vancouver: Canadian Press Association, 1911.
Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“Ronald C. Macdonald, ex-alderman, is dead”, Manitoba Free Press, 26 September 1918, page 4.
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