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Memorable Manitobans: Rowland Dixon (1868-1917)

Civil servant, hospital administrator.

Born in Quebec on 26 March 1868, he came to Winnipeg around 1897. He ran a drug business for a time and was registrar of vital statistics for the Manitoba government for 13 years. Around 1915, he became manager of the St. Boniface Hospital, holding the position until his death. On 8 June 1897, he married Emma Monchamp (?-?) at Winnipeg and they had four daughters and a son. The family lived at 34 Hargrave Street. He was a member of the Roman Catholic church. He died while touring the Manitoba Agricultural College on 19 May 1917.

Sources:

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Rowland Dixon drops dead at farm college,” Winnipeg Telegram, 19 May 1917.

“Deaths and funerals,” Manitoba Free Press, 22 May 1917.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 April 2020

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