Memorable Manitobans: Peter Cecil Robertson (1872-1954)
Physician, municipal official.
Born at Wingham, Ontario on 7 March 1872, son of James Robertson (1845-1906) and Margaret Kines (1846-1926), as a child he came to a farm in the vicinity of Neepawa. He was educated at the McKee Academy at Rapid City, Brandon College, and the Manitoba Medical College. He was a house surgeon at the St. Boniface Hospital and practiced in Winnipeg before moving to The Pas where he was a physician and coroner for the Department of Indian Affairs and also operated a private hospital at Flin Flon. While at The Pas, he was Chairman of the school board and a member of The Pas Board of Trade before serving a term as Mayor (1931-1932). He was an Independent candidate for The Pas in the 1922 provincial general election, being defeated by John Bracken. He married Kathleen Anne Robertson (1876-1955). They had no children. He moved to Brandon in 1942 where he continued to practice medicine and stood for election to the municipal council in 1948. He died at Brandon on 14 February 1954, and was buried in the Brandon Cemetery.
Ontario birth registration, Ancestry.
1901 and 1911 Canada censes, Automated Genealogy.
“Opposition to Hon. J. Bracken,” Winnipeg Tribune, 15 September 1922, page 3.
Death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“Once Mayor of The Pas, doctor dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 16 February 1954, page 10.
Page revised: 14 June 2018
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