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Memorable Manitobans: James T. Mulvey (1871-1926)

Physician and surgeon.

Born in Wallace Township, Wellington County, Ontario on 4 December 1871, son of James Mulvey and Elizabeth Matheson, he was educated at Wellington county schools and Mt. Forest High School. He taught school in Ontario before coming to Manitoba in 1892. He taught school here before entering Manitoba College from which he graduated in 1899. He practised medicine at Minto until 1906 and Winnipeg until 1908 until going to Rapid City where he practised until his death. During the First World War, he enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, serving in the Canadian Army Medical Corps with the 10th Field Ambulance in France. He was at Ypres, St. Eloi, Sanctuary Wood, Maple Copse, Somme, Vimy Ridge, Passchendaele, and Arras before being invalided to England then to Canada where he worked at the Tuxedo Military Hospital. He was discharged in September 1920 and resumed his medical practice. On 23 April 1913, he married Gertrude Ernestine Burland (?-?) at Rapid City. He was a member of the Canadian Medical Association, Manitoba Medical Association, Northwestern Medical Association, Masons, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Knights of Pythias, and Anglican church. His recreations included golf and curling. He died at Rapid City on 9 November 1926 and was buried in the Rapid City Cemetery.


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.

Marriage and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 September 2020

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