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Memorable Manitobans: Maxwell Stevenson Inglis (1865-1938)

Click to enlargePhysician and surgeon.

Click to enlargeBorn at Montreal, Quebec on 18 May 1865, son of Reverend William Maxwell Inglis and Mary Inglis, he was educated at the Montreal high school, McGill University, and the University of Manitoba. He came to Winnipeg in 1879. During his medical career, he was an X-ray specialist at the Winnipeg General Hospital, Medical Health Officer for Winnipeg (1892) and Coroner for Manitoba (1911). He served with Steele’s Scouts during the 1885 North West Rebellion.

In 1901, he married Margaret Watson of Calgary, Alberta. They had two children: Henry Maxwell Inglis (b 1891) and Marjorie Inglis (b 1893). He was a member of the Adanac Club, Carleton Club, Manitoba Club, and Jockey Club. Recreations: shooting, horse racing, fishing, hunting. Conservative; Presbyterian.

During the First World War, Inglis served as a Captain with the Canadian Expeditionary Force. After the war, he moved to British Columbia to take charge of the hospital at Chemainus on Vancouver Island and of the BC Hospital Camps, retiring from these positions in 1936. He died at Vancouver on 19 January 1938 and was buried in Victoria.

He is commemorated by Inglis Street in Winnipeg.


Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Manitobans As We See ‘Em, 1908 and 1909, Newspaper Cartoonists’ Association of Manitoba, 1909.

“Dr. M. S. Inglis, former Winnipeg physician, dies”, Winnipeg Free Press, 22 January 1938, page 34.

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.

We thank Sharon Ingalls McLean for additional information used in this profile.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 February 2011

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