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Memorable Manitobans: Raymond Kerr Elliott (1892-1931)

Lawyer.

Born at Winnipeg on 26 July 1892, son of Dawson Kerr Elliott and Mary Alice McCreary (1857-1945), he was educated at Winnipeg public schools, Bishop’s College (Lennoxville, Quebec), and the University of Manitoba (Governor General’s Medal). He articled in law with the firm of Coyne, Hamilton & Company. In 1915, he joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force as a member of the 61st Battalion, transferring to the 200th Battalion with which he served in France from 1917 to 1918. He returned to Canada and resumed the study of law and was admitted to the Manitoba Bar in 1919. He practiced law for several years then was associated with City Hydro. On 29 November 1916, he married Norma Kathleen Preston (?-1969). They had no children and resideded in Suite “D” of the Cornwall Apartments, Winnipeg. He was a member of the Winnipeg Golf Club and United Church. He served on the Winnipeg School Board (1926-1929). He died of pneumonia at Winnipeg on 3 April 1931 and was buried in the St. John’s Cathedral Cemetery.

Sources:

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

“Raymond K. Elliott victim of pneumonia”, Manitoba Free Press, 4 April 1931, page 5.

Obituary [N. K. Elliott], Winnipeg Free Press, 20 March 1969, page 32.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 May 2019

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