Memorable Manitobans: Alexander Fleming (1841-1897)
Born at Lanark, Scotland in 1841, he was educated at the Glasgow University of Medicine and at Harvard. In 1863 he came with his family to Fredericton, New Brunswick, and practised medicine at Sackville for ten years. In 1881 he brought his family to Brandon and was its first medical doctor and pharmacist. He was chairman of the Brandon School Board (1881), a city alderman (1887), and President of the Manitoba and Northwest Farmers’ Union. He was a member of the original Provisional Board of Management of the Brandon General Hospital (1883) and became a member of its medical staff when the hospital opened in 1892. John William Fleming was his son. He died at Brandon on 26 November 1897 and was buried in the Brandon Cemetery. He is commemorated by Brandon’s Fleming School.
Death registration [Alexander Fleming], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“Dr. Fleming dead,” Manitoba Free Press, 27 November 1897, page 2.
Pioneers and Early Citizens of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Manitoba Library Association, 1971.
We thank Chris Macdonald for providing information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 1 June 2023