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Memorable Manitobans: David Allan Maguire (1879-1946)


Born at Toronto, Ontario on 7 June 1879, son of Edward A. Maguire and Eliza A. Montgomery, he came to Winnipeg in 1911 where he worked as an optometrist. On 27 May 1914 he married Alice Minola Stidston(?-?) and they had two sons. He served as President of the Manitoba Association of Optometrists (1915, 1930-1931) and the Canadian Optometrical Society. He was a member of the Masons (Northern Light Lodge) and St. Stephen’s Broadway Church. He died suddenly at his Winnipeg home on 25 January 1946 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.


Birth registration, Ancestry.

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“David Allan Maguire Head of Optometry Society is Dead” Winnipeg Free Press, 26 January 1946, page 10.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 November 2020

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