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Memorable Manitobans: Albert Edward McPhillips (1862-1938)


Son of George McPhillips, D.L.S., C.E., and Margaret Lavin. He was educated at St. Boniface College and Manitoba College. Counsel for Merchants Bank of Canada, Victoria; British Columbia Electric Railway Company, British Columbia Land and Investment Agency; Vancouver Island Power Company, and various other corporations. Holds second class certificate from Toronto School of Infantry; lieutenant 90th Battalion, Winnipeg Rifles, in Northwest Rebellion, 1885; medal and clasp, Fish Creek and Batoche; retired 1890 with rank of Captain. Member of Legislative assembly for B.C., 1898-1903, 1907-1910; attorney general for British Columbia, resigning 5 November 1903. Married Sophia Davie, 1896. Recreations: riding, gardening. Club: Union. Conservative. Roman Catholic. Address: “Cloonmore House,” Rockland Avenue, Victoria, B.C.

Brother of Manitoba land surveyors George, Francis, and Robert McPhillips, and journalist Henry McPhillips.

He died at Victoria, BC on 24 January 1938.


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

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 March 2011

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