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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.


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

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