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Memorable Manitobans: Arthur Matheson Fraser (1852-1948)

Lawyer.

Born at Edinburgh, Scotland on 3 March 1852, son of Margaret Jane Fraser and Arthur Fraser, he was educated at Trinity College (Cambridge) and Edinburgh Academy. In 1876, he began practicing as a barrister-at-law at Lincoln’s Inn, London, England. He came to Winnipeg in 1898. He was a Director of the Standard Trust Company, Northwestern Investment Company, and a member of the local board for The Life Association of Scotland. In 1877, he married Mary Gordon (1852-?) at St. Leonards, England and they had six daughters: Catherine DeW. Fraser (1879-?), Margaret L. Fraser (1881-?), Elizabeth O. Fraser (1885-?), Blanche Monica Fraser (1887-?), Millicent Clara Fraser (1889-?), and Violet Ursula Fraser (1899-?). He was a member of the Canadian Club, Liberal party, and Presbyterian church. He died at his home in Montreal, Quebec on 1 April 1948 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Bon Accord Block (637 Main Street, Winnipeg)

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 and 1911 Canada censuses, Automated Genealogy.

Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, edited by C. W. Parker, Vancouver: Canadian Press Association, 1911.

Obituary, Winnipeg Tribune, 3 April 1948, page 4.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 December 2019

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