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Memorable Manitobans: James William Whiteford (1847-1888)


He was born in New York state in 1847. He took his training leading to an MD degree at McGill University. He graduated in 1873 and received his licentiate at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1879. He was one of the founders of the Manitoba Medical College and was its first professor of clinical medicine from 1883 to 1887. He served in the Riel uprising in 1885. Whiteford stayed in Winnipeg only a short while before returning east, where he died at Brockville, Ontario in 1888.


Pioneers and Early Citizens of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Manitoba Library Association, 1971.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 July 2017

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