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Memorable Manitobans: Donald McIvor Ross (1884-1925)


Born at Winnipeg on 29 February 1884, son of Donald Andrew Ross and Margaret Stewart McIvor (1858-?), he studied arts at Manitoba College, graduating in 1905. He joined his father in the real estate business, eventually starting his own company, the D. M. Ross Company, in 1911. During the First World War, he served with the 184th Battalion and 78th Battalion, being wounded at Vimy Ridge and Lens.

On 29 August 1906, he married Annie Maltman (1884-?, daughter of Alexander Maltman) at Swan River and they had five children: Donald Andrew Ross (1907-?), Alexander Maltman Ross (1909-?), James McIvor Ross (1913-?), Nina Ann Ross (1920-?), and William Ross (?-?). He was a member of the Winnipeg Real Estate Exchange, Commercial Travellers Club, and Augustine Presbyterian Church.

He died suddenly at his Winnipeg residence, 105 Wellington Crescent, on 13 October 1925 and was buried in the Old Kildonan Cemetery.


Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

1921 Canada census, Ancestry.

Attestation papers, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.

“Head of local brokerage firm dies suddenly,” Winnipeg Tribune, 13 October 1925, page 5.

“Donald Ross dies of sudden heart attack,” newspaper clipping dated 14 October 1925. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B8]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 November 2021

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