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Memorable Manitobans: Ernest Bottomley (1869-1948)


Born at Manchester, England on 29 May 1869, son of William Bottomeley and Sarah Nuttall, he worked for a time in a store before immigrating to Canada and enrolling in the Manitoba Medical College, from which he graduated in 1895. He established the first medical practice at Dauphin.

He was married three times, first on 30 September 1896 to Mary Louisa Dearden (c1868-1897) at St. Paul. On 23 November 1899, he married Laura Hoy (?-1900) at Dauphin with whom he had a daughter, Tannis Bottomley (?-?, wife of John Granville McEwen). He married a third time, in 1907, to Myrtle Orella Beardsley (c1885-1916) of Ellsworth, Wisconsin. They had two sons, William E. Bottomley (?-?) and John Nuttall Bottomley (1912-?). The family were members of the Anglican Church. He served on the local liberal association, was a member of the Dauphin town council, and served as Mayor (1914). He was a member of the Masons, IOOF, and Sons of England.

He died in 1948 and was buried in the Dauphin Cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Bottomley House (22 Third Avenue NW, Dauphin)


The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

Birth, marriage and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 October 2020

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