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Memorable Manitobans: Donald McIvor Ross (1881-1925)


Born at Winnipeg, son of Donald A. Ross, 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 World War One he served with the 184th battalion and 78th battalion, being wounded at Vimy Ridge and Lens.

In 1904 he married Annie Maltman, daughter of Alexander Maltman. They had five children. He was a member of the Winnipeg Real Estate Exchange, the Commercial Travellers Club, and Augustine Church.

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


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

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