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Memorable Manitobans: William Rogers (1866-1946)

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William Rogers
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Born at Lakefield, Ontario on 24 September 1866, son of Lt.-Colonel George Rogers and Dora Moore, brother of Robert Rogers, he was educated Lachute and Huntingdon Academy (Quebec) and McGill University (Montreal). He came to Manitoba in 1892 and praticed medicine at Melita before moving to Winnipeg in 1901.

He was a physician at the Winnipeg General Hospital and Professor of Medical Jurisprudence at the Manitoba Medical College. He served as President of the College Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba (1907), and was a member of the Manitoba Board of Health, Carleton Club, St. Charles Country Club, and Adanac Club.

He died unmarried at the Royal Alexandra Hotel, where he had resided for many years and was House Physician, on 2 February 1946.


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.

“William Rogers, prominent doctor dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 2 February 1946, page 1. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B9]

We thank Megan Vannucci for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 August 2014

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