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Memorable Manitobans: David Malcom (1871-1935)

Building contractor.

Born at Owen Sound, Ontario on 18 January 1871, he came to Winnipeg in 1892 and worked with his brothers John and William in the firm of Malcom Brothers that built many schools, churches, and businesses around Manitoba. In 1918, the firm was incorporated as the Malcom Construction Company and he was its primary executive until his death.

On 19 February 1895, he married Maude Adeline Dixon (c1877-1964) at Winnipeg and they had eight children: Wilbert Guy “Bert” Malcom (1895-1980), Elmer Ralph Malcom (1896-1967), Elta Lucille Malcom (1898-1983), Ida May Malcom (1900-?, wife of ? Carter), Harvey Arthur Malcom (1904-?), Irma Maude Malcom (1910-?, wife of ? Devaney), Grayce Quinn Malcom (1912-?, wife of ? Eyman), and Clifton Malcom (?-?). He was a member of the Thistle Curling Club, Granite Curling Club, Independent Order of Foresters, Odd Fellows, and Augustine United Church.

He died at the Winnipeg General Hospital on 20 January 1935 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.

See also:

Manitoba Business: Malcom Construction


1901 and 1911 Canada censuses, Automated Genealogy.

Marriage and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“David Malcom, pioneer local builder, dies,” Winnipeg Tribune, 21 January 1935, page 7.

Obituary [Maude Adeline Malcom], Winnipeg Tribune, 2 March 1964, page 120.

Death registration [Elmer Ralph Malcom], British Columbia Vital Statistics.

Obituary [Wilbert Guy Malcom], Winnipeg Free Press, 13 September 1980, page 110.

Obituary [Elta Lucille Malcom], Winnipeg Free Press, 26 November 1983, page 70.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 June 2021

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