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Memorable Manitobans: Andrew Alexander Ogilvie (c1862-1892)


Born in Gloucester Township, Ontario around 1862, son of Margaret “Maggie” Ogilvie (c1822-?), cousin of surveyor William Ogilvie, he grew up and worked on the family farm. In 1882, he departed to join William on his survey of the Peace River. In 1883, he settled at Winnipeg and was enrolled as a student by 1884. To pay for his education, he worked as a teacher and was Principal of Maple Leaf School (1886-1889) in Morden. In December 1889, he returned to Winnipeg, enrolled at the Manitoba Medical College, and was Secretary of the Inter-Collegiate Football Association. He was well into his third year of medical training when he caught typhoid fever around December 1891. He died at the Winnipeg General Hospital on 26 January 1892.


Death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1881 and 1891 Canada censes, Library and Archives Canada.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Medical college,” Winnipeg Daily Tribune, 23 January 1892, page 4.

“Medical student dead,” Manitoba Daily Free Press, 27 January 1892, page 6.

“Cut off in his prime,“ Ottawa Journal, 27 January 1892, page 1.

“City and country [The arrangements for the funeral ...],” Manitoba Daily Free Press, 27 January 1892, page 8.

“The Late Mr. Ogilvie,“ Daily Citizen [Ottawa], 18 February 1892, page 4.

The History of Maple Leaf School District, Re-union of old timers and ex-students, by W. J. Cram, [Manitoba Legislative Library, Rbc F 5649.M67 Cra]

Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 19 November 2018

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