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Memorable Manitobans: Robert Charles McPhillips (1855-1939)

Land surveyor.

Born in 1855 into a surveying family, including brothers George McPhillips and Francis McPhillips, he surveyed many townships across the Canadian West, including the sites for the present cities of Edmonton, Battleford, Medicine Hat, Calgary, Moose Jaw, and Dauphin. In the Winnipeg area, he surveyed and subdivided parts of Transcona, Charleswood, River Heights, and Crescentwood. He produced the first complete map covering the city and suburbs. His brother, Albert E. McPhillips, was a lawyer in British Columbia, and brother Henry McPhillips was a journalist. He died at his Winnipeg home on 23 April 1939.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Principal Meridian Cairn (RM of St. Francois Xavier)


Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Western Municipal News, May 1939, page 127.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 November 2019

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