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Memorable Manitobans: Walter Dalzell (1883-1972)

Dental surgeon.

Born at High Bluff, Manitoba on 6 October 1883, son of James Dalzell and Agnes Howie, he was educated at Portage Schools and at the Chicago Dental College (1911). After graduation, he opened a dental practice at Portage la Prairie. He also served on the Dental Council for three years, was a member of the Portage City Council for three years, and a member of the Park Board, Welfare Committee, and Hospital Board. On 25 December 1912, he married Mary Barbara Bowman. They had one son, Walter Bowman Dalzell (b 1917). He was a member of the Kiwanis Club (President, 1925), Masons, Odd Fellows, Presbyterian church, and Manitoba Dental Association. He retired to Vancouver, British Columbia around 1960 where he died on 20 September 1972 and was buried at Portage la Prairie.

Sources:

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

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

We thank Connor Mah for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 November 2012

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