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Memorable Manitobans: William John McKay (1874-?)

Physician and surgeon.

Born Huntingdon, Quebec, 4 May 1874, son of Henry and Margaret McKay. Educated public schools, Morden, Manitoba; Manitoba College; Manitoba Medical College, Winnipeg. Commenced practice of profession, Winkler, Manitoba, 1899, settling in Saskatoon, 1903. Was appointed Medical Health Officer before incorporation of City of Saskatoon 1904, and has served in that capacity continuously ever since. Member of council of Provincial Health. Interested in real estate. Married Susanna Peters (deceased), Plum Coulee, Manitoba, 1903; has one son and one daughter. Club and Societies: AF & AM, IOOF; Saskatoon; American Public Health Association; Member Royal Sanitary Institute; British Medical Association; Canadian Medical & Saskatchewan Medical Associations. Recreations: golf, tennis, lacrosse. Non-partisan; Presbyterian. Address: 637 Victoria Avenue, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.


Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, 1911. C. W. Parker, editor. Canadian Press Association, Vancouver.

Page revised: 25 October 2008

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