Memorable Manitobans: Alexander George Meindl (1881-1971)
Born at Mattawa, Ontario on 19 September 1881, son of Francis Meindl and Angela Sikorska, he graduated in 1898 from Ottawa College with a Bachelor of Philosophy degree. In 1902, he graduated in medicine from McGill University. He then worked for the federal government providing medical care to aboriginal people of northern Ontario. He came to Winnipeg in 1907 and practiced medicine there until retirement in 1967.
On 18 August 1909, he married Olivia O’Donnell (1882-1968). They had three children: Jean Angela Meindl (1910-?, wife of Edward Francis Manning), John Alexander Meindl (1914-?), and Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Meindl (1919-?, wife of Roger McIntosh). He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Manitoba Club, St. Charles Country Club, and honorary member of the Manitoba College of Physicians and Surgeons.
He died at Winnipeg on 28 May 1971 and was buried in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.
The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.
Birth registrations [Jean Angela Meindl, John Alexander Meindl, Mary Elizabeth Meindl], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Obituary [Elizabeth Olivia Meindl], Winnipeg Free Press, 14 August 1968, page 48.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 29 May 1971.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 20 April 2022