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Memorable Manitobans: William James Moran (1870-1930)


Born at Prescott, Ontario on 9 April 1870, son of Peter and Harriet Scott Moran, he was educated at St. Mary’s College (Montreal, Quebec), Upper Canada College (Toronto), University of Toronto, and Osgoode Hall (Toronto, Ontario). He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1894. He came to Winnipeg in 1904 and was a barrister with the firm of Moran, Anderson & Guy, with offices in the Merchants Bank Building. He served for six years as the Honorary Secretary of the Manitoba Club. He died, unmarried, at Manila, Philippines in March 1930. His body was returned to Winnipeg for burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery.


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.

“W. J. Moran to be buried in Winnipeg tomorrow,” Manitoba Free Press, 8 April 1930, page 11.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 January 2014

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