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Memorable Manitobans: Stephan Stephansson (1887-1934)

Physician and surgeon.

Born at Selkirk in 1887, son of Stephan B’Jornson and Kristine Onasson, he was educated at Selkirk Public and High Schools, Wesley College, and the University of Manitoba. His family came to Manitoba in 1885 and settled on Lake Winnipeg, afterwards living at Selkirk. He graduated in medicine in 1912. He practised at The Pas, was coroner for Manitoba and Medical Health Officer for The Pas. In 1913, he married Anna E. Emery (?-?) and they had two sons. He was a member of the Canadian and Manitoba Medical Association and on the Executive of the Liberal Association. He was a Liberal candidate for The Pas constituency in the 1927 provincial general election but was defeated by John Bracken. His recreations included curling and golf. He died at The Pas on 18 September 1934 and was buried in The Pas Riverside Cemetery.


Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 June 2018

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