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Memorable Manitobans: Harry Clarkson Cunningham (1864-1941)

Physician and surgeon.

Born at Kingston, Ontario on 25 January 1864, son of Henry Cunningham and Catherine Arming, he was educated at Kingston Schools, Queens University (1885), and Edinburgh University. He came to Carman in 1886 and established a medical practice. On 1 April 1890, he married Alice Mary Meikle at Carman. They had one son and three daughters. A member of the Manitoba Medical Association and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, he served at the Carman General Hospital since it was founded and, in 1940, was made an honorary life member in recognition of his service. He was also a member of the Carman School Board, AF & AM (Oakland Lodge No. 9), IOOF, and the Presbyterian Church. He died at Carman on 2 July 1941 and was buried in Carman Cemetery.


Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

A History of Manitoba: Its Resources and People by Prof. George Bryce, Toronto: The Canadian History Company, 1906.

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

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

“Pioneer doctor of Carman dies suddenly”, Winnipeg Free Press, 3 July 1943, page 12. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B9, page 134]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 May 2012

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