Memorable Manitobans: John James McFadden (1856-1927)
Born at Mornington County, Ontario on 21 December 1856, son of surveyor Moses McFadden, he graduated with a medical degree from the University of Toronto in 1880.
He came to Manitoba in 1882 and established a practice at Neepawa which continued for 18 years. He was postmaster of Neepawa (1889-1897). In 1900 he moved to Brandon to become superintendent of the asylum there for three years. He then returned briefly to Neepawa before resuming the position of superintendent at Brandon until late 1917. He served as surgeon at the Stony Mountain Penitentiary for 10 years at which point he retired. He served as President of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba (1910).
On 15 December 1886 he married Elizabeth Caroline Williams at Brandon. They had five children: John N. McFadden, Hamilton Sanders McFadden (1891-1964), Elinor Gertrude McFadden (1893-?), Elizabeth McFadden (1898-?), and James Alexander McFadden (1900-?). He was a member of the AF & AM (Stony Mountain Lodge).
Birth, marriage and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Obituary [Hamilton S. McFadden], Winnipeg Tribune, 3 August 1964.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 5 August 2023