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Memorable Manitobans: Israel L. McInnis (1862-?)


Born at Owen Sound, Ontario on 11 January 1862, the youngest of nine children of Israel McInnis and Mary Ann Hall, his father died when he was young. He attended the Owen Sound Collegiate Institute and passed a second-grade teacher’s examination. In 1881 he came to Manitoba and taught school for four years at High Bluff. He then attended the Manitoba Medical College, receiving a degree in 1892 then practicing for two years at Carberry. Finding the territory too large, he moved to Neepawa, where he became one of the first physicians in the region, the nearest at the time being at Dauphin, 90 miles away.

On 5 June 1895, he married Elizabeth H. Russell at Toronto, Ontario. They had three children: Kathleen H. McInnis, Jean G. McInnis, and James Russell McInnis. He was a member of the IOOF and the Canadian Medical Association. He enjoyed curling.


The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 April 2010

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