Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 140 years

 

Pay & Donate in the MHS Online Shop

Endangered Top 10
Endangered
Top 10
2019

Young Historians 2019
Young
Historians
2019

Jens Munk at Churchill
Field Trip:
Churchill
2020

Manitoba History No. 89
Manitoba
History

No. 89

War Memorials in Manitoba
War
Memorials
in Manitoba

This Old Elevator
This Old
Elevator

Abandoned Manitoba
Abandoned
Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans
Memorable
Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans: Daniel Gordon Ross (1867-1951)

Physician and surgeon, municipal official.

Born at Pakenham, Ontario on 4 May 1867, son of George Ross and Jessie McLean, he was educated at Pakenham Public School and Carleton Place Collegiate. His family came to Manitoba in 1889 and settled at Wawanesa. He received BA (1895) and MD (1898) degrees from the University of Manitoba then he taught school and practiced medicine at Selkirk. He founded the Selkirk General Hospital (1908), served as President of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba (1914), and was a member of the Canadian Medical Association, Manitoba Medical Association (President, 1917-1918), and Winnipeg Medical Society (Life Member). He served as Provincial Coroner (1902). He retired in April 1945 and moved to Bracebridge, Ontario.

He was a member of the Selkirk municipal council for a year and a half, and Mayor of Selkirk for six years (1911-1914, 1916), and was President of the Selkirk Board of Trade. On 25 December 1900, he married Christina Buchanan Whyte (1867-?) and they had four children: Jane M. Ross (b 1901), Catherine M. Ross (b 1904), Gordon Daniel Ross (b 1905), and George N. Ross (1908). He was a member of the Motor Country Club, Knox Presbyterian Church, and Manitoba Liberal party.

He died at Bracebridge, Ontario on 24 April 1951 and was buried there.

Sources:

1901 and 1911 Canada censes, Automated Genealogy.

Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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.

“Dr. D. G. Ross, Selkirk pioneer, buried in Ontario,” Winnipeg Free Press, 2 May 1951, page 34.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 March 2017

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z | 2017


Send corrections and additions to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at biographies@mhs.mb.ca

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban  | Our Inspiration | Acknowledgements

Support the MHS and

Back to top of page

   


To report an error on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2019 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.