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Memorable Manitobans: Angus Daniel Mackay (1856-1916)

Grain merchant.

Born at West River, Pictou County, Nova Scotia in 1856, son of Alexander Mackay, he began working as a youth for the Intercolonial Railway, coming to western Canada in 1883 as a telegraph operator for the Canadian Pacific Railway. He then worked for the Manitoba and Northwestern Railway, working as a station agent at Neepawa (c1883-1885) and Portage la Prairie (1885-1893), and rising to the position of Treasurer. After the railway was sold, he became Treasurer for the Northern Elevator Company at Winnipeg, then later with the firm of Allan Lang & Kilham. Around 1914, he became the general auditor of Western Canada Flour Mills, holding the position at the time of his death. In 1880, he married Amanda Norris (1858-1942) of Princeport, Nova Scotia. They had no children. He died at his Winnipeg home, 130 Sherbrook Street, on 19 February 1916 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.


Death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Sudden death of Angus D. Mackay,” Manitoba Free Press, 21 February 1916.

“A. D. Mackay, 61, dies at luncheon,” Winnipeg Tribune, 21 February 1916, page 2.

“Mrs. A. D. MacKay, church leader, passes at 84,” Winnipeg Tribune, 21 December 1942, page 11.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 April 2020

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