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Memorable Manitobans: Percival James McKay (1891-1957)


Born at Collingwood, Ontario in 1891, son of Peter McKay and Mary MacGregor, brother of J. M. McKay, he came to Manitoba with his family around 1898 and eventually assisted in the operation of his father’s store. On 10 April 1924, he married Lena Barron (1899-1992) at Portage la Prairie. He served as a School Trustee for the Swan River School, Mayor of Swan River (1934-1937), and was a candidate in the 1949 provincial general election. He moved to Winnipeg in 1953 and died there in 1957. He was buried in the Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.


Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 15 May 1957, page 2.

Obituary [Lena McKay], Swan Valley Star and Times, 24 February 1993, page 24.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 July 2018

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