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Memorable Manitobans: Josiah McKee (1873-1953)


Born at Millbank, Ontario on 24 February 1873, son of Robert and Sarah McKee, he came to Manitoba in 1889 and was educated at the Winnipeg Collegiate. He then taught school before entering the Manitoba Medical College in 1898 and graduating in 1903. He spent a year in the Winnipeg General Hospital then he practised at Killarney for eight years, serving as Mayor of Killarney in 1910. He moved to Stonewall in 1912 where he continued his medical practice. In September 1916, he enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force and was sent overseas in October 1916 to the No. 14 Hospital at Eastbourne. He later served in France at the No. 1 Canadian General Hospital at Etaples then at Trouville; England. On 19 April 1905, he married Annie Maud Hayward (?-?) at Winnipeg and they had three sons and a daughter. He served as Chairman of the Stonewall School Board and a member of the Masons, IOOF, Orangemen, Black Knights, and the Methodist Church. He moved to British Columbia in 1926 and continued to practice medicine until 1942. He died at Courtney on 1 August 1953.


Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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

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

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

We thank Charles McKee for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 January 2019

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