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Memorable Manitobans: David Alexander Bruce Murray (1891-1970)

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David Alexander Bruce Murray
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Accountant.

Born at Glasgow, Scotland on 21 March 1891, he emigrated to Canada with his family in 1910. He studied accounting and practiced in Winnipeg before joining the financial firm of Osler, Hammond and Nanton, from which he retired as Vice-President in 1959. During his business career, he served on the University Board of Examiners and was President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Manitoba (1928-1930). He was also President of the Winnipeg Stock Exchange (1946-?), Industrial Development Board of Manitoba (?-?), Better Business Bureau (1946), and other business groups.

On 20 December 1935, he married Eleanor Mary Fultz (?-1984) at Winnipeg and they had a daughter, Glen Mary Murray (?-1983). He was a member of the St. Andrew’s Society of Winnipeg (President, 1956-1957), Motor Country Club (President, 1959-1960), Whittle’s Point Gun Club, Manitoba Club, and Carleton Club. He was appointed Chairman of the Civil Service Commission of Manitoba in 1962, serving until 1969.

He died at the Winnipeg General Hospital on 26 August 1970.

Sources:

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Men's dinner arranged Wednesday evening to honor D. A. B. Murray,” Winnipeg Tribune, 19 December 1935, page 8.

“Business Bureau elects D. A. B. Murray,” Winnipeg Tribune, 6 May 1946, page 4.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 27 August 1970, page 34.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 29 August 1970.

Obituary [Glen Mary Murray], Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 1983, page 20.

Obituary [Eleanor Mary Murray], Winnipeg Free Press, 30 January 1984, page 50.

We thank Marla-Maria Merrithew for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 October 2020

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