Memorable Manitobans: Peter MacKissock (1864-1926)
Born at Glasgow, Scotland in November 1864, he came to Canada in 1903 and was connected for a time with the firm of Peter Lyall and Sons. He later was President of the construction firm of MacKissock and Thomas which was responsible for building numerous homes and blocks around Winnipeg in the early 20th century. He served as a government inspector at the Garson limestone quarry until June 1916 when he was suspended under suspicion of corruption. He and wife Annie (1865-?) had at least two children: Isabella MacKissock (1887-?) and William MacKissock (1888-?). He died suddenly at London, England on 12 November 1926.
Some of his construction works in Manitoba included:
1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
“Thinks compulsory education is a crying necessity,” Winnipeg Tribune, 5 November 1913, page 1.
“Inspector at quarry suspended,” Winnipeg Tribune, 7 June 1916, page 1.
“Inspector denies wrong-doing at Garson Quarries,” Winnipeg Tribune, 8 June 1916, page 5.
“Former employee of Free Press is dead,” Manitoba Free Press, 20 December 1926, page 3.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 26 April 2022